The Chandelier
The Chandelier
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Virginia44,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Paracas is an industrial port that provides access to the Paracas National Reserve. The reserve is an unspoiled desert kingdom of sea lions, sea birds, Peruvian guanay and pelican as well as other ocean dwellers. Paracas Bay is the departure point for boat tours to the Ballestas Islands. When we visited, there were lines of locals and visitors waiting their turn. We are on a tour and had reservations where we did not have to wait in line.
On the boat ride over, we passed the El Candelabro geoglyph etched in a mountainside on the Paracas Peninsula. It looks like a candelabra and has acquired the nickname of “The Candelabra of the Andes”. It is 700 feet high and etched to a depth of 2 feet. According to local legend, the candelabra represents the lightning rod of the god Viracocha, god of the sun and of storms. Nobody knows for sure who did it or why.
Written 25 March 2024
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
As our ship was leaving General San Martin, our captain sailed past the Candelabra and stopped so we can take many photos. Very fascinating to see this. The Candelabra is close to 600 feet high. The age of the candelabra is unknown and there are many stories floating around as to what its purpose is. If you are not on a cruise, you can take a boat tour to view, and I would recommend doing this.
Written 25 May 2023
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Violet
Kiama, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very nice place just like an introduction on the way to the wildlife islands reservation which is nearby. Also, it is a kinda preparation before the experience over the Nasca lines flight. All of these places are interesting and worthy to visit anytime. The port is a small town where is enough of any opportunities. Thank you 🤩
Written 13 February 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
El Candelabro is another geoglifo (like the Nazca lines) in the middle of Paracas peninsula. It's impressive.
But the only way to see it is when doing a boat tour to Islas Ballestas. And that's a factory: boat after boat packed with tourists. You only stop in front of el Candelabro a few minutes and then to the next tour stop.
Written 15 October 2022
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Danielle S
Johnston, RI639 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We saw this on the way to the Islas Ballestas. It is a cool sight and we were able to take pictures as well.
Written 30 September 2021
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Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,209 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We saw this as part of our boat ride to Ballestras. It was difficult to hear the tour guide and I would have liked more information about this such as when was it discovered. How old do archaeologists think it is? Who do they think made it and why?
Written 7 August 2021
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Gangadhar E
United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
If you are going to be here, you will make sense only if you knew what it is . It is the marking which indicates the beginning of the east direction . It is mentioned first at round 10000 BCE. Ans it is older than that . Dating pottery found around the site to 200bce does not mean the site is 200bce . The rectangle at the bottom is yagnya vedi . With this background look at it know .
Written 2 February 2021
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a great little stop on the way out to the birding islands. The captain stopped for us to admire it and contemplate the effort to make it. The bird activity was impressive.

You can see this from a long way out in the ocean. It had to have some navigational implications.
Written 23 July 2020
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MARIS Z
Sigulda, Latvia430 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
People with low intelligence tend to scratch the inscription with their name on the rocks. Something similar and just as meaningless done in this place, but on a much larger scale.
Written 14 March 2020
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heatherjasper
Cusco, Peru82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We didn't know this was included in the tour to the Ballestas, but the boat went by and stopped near the shore for a while so the guide could explain what little is known about the formation.
Written 9 March 2020
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