Nazca offers like
destination a unique place in the world, full of mystery and mysticism,
wonderful lines of immense figures and lines, of spectacular perfection, works
of a very old Peruvian civilization, the lines of Nazca.
Central Coast, 1,929 feet (588 m.) above se
460 km (286 miles) from Lima
135 km (84 miles) from Ica
205 km (127.4 miles) from Paracas
The town of Nazca was founded in 1591 by the Spaniards, on the valley of
Nazca, close to towns inhabited by old civilizations that had been dominated by
Nazca, is a gentle town, slowly developing; in which its main economic
activity is based on the agriculture and the trade.
Tourism to this area is related directly with the lines of Nazca, and the
city has comfortable hotels and an aerodrome.
Nazca: Declared World Heritage Site by
Archaeological Inca center, located at 2 km (1.24 miles) East of
Nazca. Constructions of plazas, deposits, fortresses, ceremonial center.
of the Nazca culture, main cultural urban center, built with great urban sense.
The citadel is built in adobe, ceremonial pyramids. Attached to this town were
also discovered (1980) a group of lines traced on the floor in form of trapezes
and serpentines that embrace 1 square km. It is located at 27 km (16.77 miles)
in which the profanation of tombs by the huaqueros, have left open some tombs in
which you can appreciate the old inhabitants' remains. It is located at 28 km
(17.4 miles) to the S of Nazca.
Archaeological complex of the Nazca
culture, solar observatory, on platforms made of adobes and columns of
"huarangos" trunks (variety of tree).
Archaeological remains of the Nazca culture, it shows
the high development reached in hydraulic engineering, complex of underground
aqueducts and reservoirs.
Located at 100 km (62
miles) to the S of Nazca, it is a rich location of fossil remains, especially of
whales and primitive sharks of the Tertiary Era. Small paleontological museum.
To arrive to this area, you should take the Pan-American South Highway until
kilometer 539 and take a detour of 1.5 km to the museum site.