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Paracas Candelabra

Archeological Site Perù, Perù

A massive geoglyph whose origin is still unknown Paracas Candelabra

The Paracas Candelabra, also called the Candelabra of the Andes, is a well-known prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay in Peru. Pottery found nearby has been radiocarbon dated to 200 BCE, the time of the Paracas culture. The design is cut two feet into the soil, with stones possibly from a later date placed around it. The figure is 595 feet tall, large enough to be seen 12 miles at sea. A variety of popular myths have arisen: one attributes it to José de San Martín; another suggests it is a Masonic symbol (see Freemasonry); and yet another that sailors created it as a sign which they could view at sea for landfall. Some believe it represents the motif known as a Mesoamerican world tree. Visitors to the Candelabra should view the site under the supervision of a responsible and accredited guide.

Opening Time
    Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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