The Chandelier, Paracas

4.3
Try to unravel a mystery that has long stumped historians at The Chandelier. Carved into a sandstone slope around 2,000 years ago, the massive geoglyph depicts a three-armed candelabra, whose significance remains a topic of debate. Some experts believe the symbol to be related to similar iconography found hundreds of miles away in Nazca, although the larger connection between the two places remains a mystery. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands to witness the enigma--you can only see the carving from the water. Make The Chandelier a part of your Paracas vacation plans using our Paracas trip planning website .
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  • The best (and probably the only) way to see the Candelabra is from the side of the ocean, while on the way to the Ballestas Islands. There are many speculations as to who and when created the...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I took the boat tour to Ballestas Islands and on the way the boat stopped at the Chandelier. It is a wonderful sight and our tour guide told us about its history and the hypotheses.....  more »
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