PERU - TRAVEL to PERU and HOTEL in PERU - TOURS in PERU - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

ENJOY PERU
TRAVEL AGENCY
TOUR OPERATOR

PACHACAMAC
RUINS

CONOZCA
PERU
MAGAZINE

by
Enjoy Peru
Travel
Enjoy Peru Travel
Home Page
Enjoy Peru
Site Map
Peru Travel
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Lima
Inca Trail
Choquequirao
Lake Titicaca- Puno
Nazca Lines - Paracas - Ica
Arequipa
Colca
Huaraz - Callejon de Huaylas
Ayacucho
Cajamarca
Trujillo
Cotahuasi
Northern Beaches

Peru Amazon Jungle
Destinations
Chachapoyas
Kuelap
Manu
Iquitos
Tarapoto
Tambopata
Puerto Maldonado
PERU
Map of Peru
Peru Pictures,
Photos & Videos
Travel Chronicles
Special Issues
Conozca Peru Magazine
Ayahuasca - Traditional Medicine
Andean Cosmovision
Tourist Calendar
Handbook for Survival in the Rain Forest
Peru Travel Agency & Tour Operator
About us


ENJOY PERU S.A.
Main Headquarters
Schell 343 - Of. 607
Miraflores - Lima 18
PERU
Tel: +51 1 702-2000
Fax: 511-445-1750

TOLL FREE number:
USA: 1-800-790-2961



  Enjoy Peru Articles
Tours in Peru Peru Adventure Travel & Tours Peru Nature Travel & Tours
Hotels in Peru Peru Travel Tips & Useful Information Peru Travelers Testimonials
Corporate Social Responsibility
Peru Magazine Perou Revue Peru Rivista Peru Revista Peru Magazine Peru Revista
Call our TOLL FREE numbers: USA: 1-800-790-2961
Local Line:   Spain - Barcelona: 0034-931846831   Argentina - Bs. As.: 0054-1159175461
UK - London:   4-203-393-8867

Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 6 pm     GMT - 5 hours

BACK TO
CONOZCA PERU MAGAZINE...

PACHACAMAC RUINS

Stone sanctuary

According to the chronicles, in this house Hernando Pizarro and Miguel de Astete stayed, when in 1533 they arrived to Pachacamac

Near Lima, there is an archaeological enclosure whose constructions conserve the mysticism and religiosity of their past. Its name: Pachacamac. When traveling this sanctuary, where hundred of years ago the natives surrendered cult to the sun and to the Earth, one can feel the magic attraction of a place that will always be sacred.

At the time of the sunset, on the pick of a rocky mountain, the natives of Pachacamac saw a burning fire. The scene was not a hallucination, they were observing the red walls of the Temple of the Sun that seemed to be fire languages, as the chronicler Cieza of León refers. In the temple, seemingly consumed by the fire, they surrendered cult to Pachacamac, the orderer of the Universe and controller of the balance of the world. During the apogee of the Wari culture (650 a.c.), thousands of pilgrims arrived to the place -located at 33 kilometers south of Lima- to consult the oracle and to surrender homage to the powerful god.

Nobles and peasants trusted in Pachacamac who allowed them to see the past and the future. It is known that it was so much the fear and the respect they felt, that not even priests could look or talk face to face to the Sun, they used to speak to him giving him the back and nobody dared to bother it, because the capricious divinity was able to cause tremors or big earthquakes.

The worshipped image of the god Pachacamac has been conserved until our days. In 1938, it was found by Alberto Giesecke in the Templo Pintado and today is exhibited in the museum of place. The visitors look with curiosity the thin trunk where anthropomorphous representations, plants, birds and felines are carved. Some studious believe that the figures carved in the totem represent a male-female duality. Also, in the inferior part the representation of the Andean world can be observed; this Andean world is divided as follows: the Hanan Pacha or upper world, the Cay Pacha or actual world (world of the present) and the Uku Pacha or world -land- of the deads.

The belief in the gods to obtain good crops and fertility in the cattle made the old residents of Pachacamac to carve stones in form of corn ("saramama"), potato ("papamama") or pepper ("uchumama"), those that then were buried with invocations to the sun and to the mother earth (Pachamama). These offerings are known with the name of conopas and they were found during the excavations carried out in the archaeological enclosure.

Many years have past and even now many people feel astonished when traveling by the halls of Acllahuasi, the Temple of the Sun or the Temple of the pyramids.


  Página Siguiente

Stone temples
The Inca influence


Click to see more images from this destination at our Lima Peru Pictures -
Photos & Multimedia Gallery


 
ISO 9001 : 2000
CERTIFIED
Travel Consulting,
Tourist Operation Management
&
Electronic Air Tickets Distribution


Online Payments



OUR TRAVEL AND TOURS SITES
IN PERU
Cusco Peru
Machu Picchu
Inca Trail
Peru Pictures
Peru Hotels Reservations
Peru Flights

OUR TRAVEL AND TOURS SITES
IN LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Travel & Tours
PATAGONIA
Travel & Tours
CHILE
Travel & Tours
ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS
Travel & Tours
BOLIVIA
Travel & Tours
MEXICO
Travel & Tours
BRAZIL
Travel & Tours
COSTA RICA
Travel & Tours







 

PERU TRAVEL | PERU REISEN | PERU VOYAGE | PERU VIAGGI | TURISMO EN PERU | PERU VIAGEM
Terms and Conditions | Site Credits | Contact Webmasters
Mountain Climbing Fishing Paragliding Horse Riding Mountain Biking
Off Road 4x4 Rafting Kayaking Rock Climbing Scuba Diving Surfing Trekking
Natural Areas of Peru Botanic Photo Hunting Entomology Speleology Butterflies Orchids
Amazonia Lodge Puerto Maldonado Lodge Rainforest
Peru Luxury Travel

Last Update:  ©ENJOY CORPORATION S.A. All Rights Reserved.
 
PERU - TRAVEL to PERU and HOTEL in PERU - TOURS in PERU - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

ENJOY PERU
TRAVEL AGENCY
TOUR OPERATOR