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Day trip to Pachacamac  
   

Day trip to Pachacamac

A fascinating archeological site just south of Lima. Constructed by a succession of civilizations, the last being the Inca, to pay homage to Pachacamac, the god of earthquakes. Apparently he fell out of favour when he predicted that the Spanish were just friendly traders. It is a huge site, we used the tour bus to get to different temples & pyramids.
Barranco District, Lima, Peru

March 18th 2019
In hindsight we could have spent less time here and found another place in Peru for a week or so. We found Lima too big, busy and crowded for our liking, particularly after the charm of Cuenca. Traffic in and around Lima is brutal so we avoided taxis and Uber and walked, 75km last week. The apartment was excellent and of all the districts we felt Barranco was the most genuine and the best ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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