Nasca

Nasca

Things to do - general

 

Nazca is a small town near the south coast of Peru, at the mouth of the river of the same name. Nazca became famous for the nearby lines and floor drawings, the so-called Nazca Lines. These are huge pictures (geoglyphs) that still give up puzzles 2500 years after their creation. So they are only really recognizable from the plane, but emerged in a time when there were no aircraft.

Some of the paintings can be admired directly on the roadside from a metal lookout tower. This tower stands in the middle of the dry desert landscape on the Panamericana Súr and it really costs only a small sum of 2 soles for the ascent.

Directly on the outskirts of Nazca is the small museum Maria Reiche, a German compatriot, who has made the measurement and recording of geoglyphs merited. She has painstakingly measured everything with tape measure and held in the cards. For her highly admirable work, she also received the Federal Cross of Merit in addition to numerous Peruvian awards. The locals already worship her almost like a saint. In the museum itself is also their tomb.

We can organize flights where we can then admire the lines from above in small groups of two or four on-site overflights over the Nazca Lines.

Hospedaje Dunas de Nasca

Hospedaje Dunas de Nasca

Hospedaje Dunas de Nasca, Calle Callao 582, Nazca, Nasca
Featuring a restaurant, Hotel Dunas de Nasca offers accommodations with free WiFi access in Nazca. E More info
Hotel Casa Andina Nasca

Hotel Casa Andina Nasca

Jr. Bolognesi 367, Nazca, Peru, Nasca
Combining traditional Andean décor and an urban feel with modern facilities, Casa Andina Standard Na More info
Chauchilla - Inca Cemetery

Chauchilla - Inca Cemetery

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The cemetery of the Nazca culture was discovered in the 1920s. The graves date back to a period of a More info
The Aqueducts of Cantalloc

The Aqueducts of Cantalloc

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The aqueducts of Cantalloc, their original name are Cantayo aqueducts. They are located 4 km north o More info
The Lines

The Lines

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The Nazca Lines are huge images in the Nazca Desert in Peru. On an area of ​​500 square kilometers p More info
The Maria Reiche Museum

The Maria Reiche Museum

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About Maria Reiche Maria Reiche was born in Dresden as the eldest of three children of District Cour More info
Torre metallica - The metallic Tower

Torre metallica - The metallic Tower

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The Nazca Lines are more than 2000 years old, according to research. In many minds of historians and More info