The Southern Coast Sights

Cahuachi Pyramids

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 01/15/2017

Fodor's Review

Within a walled, 4,050-square-yard courtyard west of the Nazca Lines is an ancient ceremonial and pilgrimage site. Six adobe pyramids, the highest of which is about 21 meters (69 feet), stand above a network of 40 mounds with rooms and connecting corridors. Grain and water silos are also inside, and several large cemeteries lie outside the walls. Used by the early Nazca culture, the site is estimated to have existed for about two centuries before being abandoned about AD 200. Cahuachi takes its name from the word qahuachi (meddlesome). El Estaquería, with its mummification pillars, is nearby. Tours from Nazca, 34 km (21 miles) to the east, visit both sites for around S/55 with a group and take three hours.

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Nazca, Ica, Peru

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 01/15/2017


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