Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Isabel Guerra on September 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Pachacamac used to be the main place of worship in pre-Hispanic Lima: the ancients Peruvians used to come here since more than 1,000 years before the Inca empire to honor and offer presents to Pachacamac god, “the one that gives life to the world”. Nowadays these ruins are open to the public, and there is also a small site museum showcasing many different artifacts (including the original idol representing the god Pachacamac) and textiles. This complex is made of adobe bricks a is a large adobe, and comprises a fortress, temples, a pyramid and several small palaces and houses. It is located in Lurin, some 30km south Lima. You may use public transportation go get there but we definitely suggest you to book a tour with one of the many local tourism operators: a complete visit may last some five hours. One of these operators could be Enjoy Peru (local call: 7022000, toll free call from the US, 1-800-790-2961)

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