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Top Choice International in Nazca & Around


Head upstairs to take advantage of birds-eye views of the street below at this international-traveler-set favorite. The food is quite good, and prepared with a worldwide audience in mind. Choose from steaks and seaf…
Museum in Nazca & Around

Museo Maria Reiche

When Maria Reiche, the German mathematician and long-term researcher of the Nazca Lines, died in 1998, her house, which stands 5km north of the mirador (lookout) along Panamericana Sur, was made into a small museum.…
Museum in Nazca & Around

Museo Didáctico Antonini

On the east side of town, this excellent archaeological museum has an aqueduct running through the back garden, as well as interesting reproductions of burial tombs, a valuable collection of ceramic pan flutes and a…
Archaeological Site in Nazca & Around

Chauchilla Cemetery

The most popular excursion from Nazca, this cemetery, 30km south of Nazca, will satisfy any urges you have to see ancient bones, skulls and mummies. Dating back to the Ica-Chincha culture around AD 1000, the mummies…
Ruins in Nazca & Around


A dirt road travels 25km west from Nazca to Cahuachi, the most important known Nazca center, which is still undergoing excavation. It consists of several pyramids, a graveyard and an enigmatic site called Estaquería…
Peruvian in Nazca & Around

La Taberna

It’s a hole-in-the-wall place, and the scribbles covering every inch of wall are a testament to its popularity. Try the spicy fish topped with sauce and mixed shellfish challengingly named Pescado a lo Macho (no tha…
Planetarium in Nazca & Around

Nazca Planetarium

This small planetarium is in the Nazca Lines Hotel and offers scripted evening lectures on the Lines with graphical displays on a domed projection screen that last approximately 45 minutes. Call ahead or check the p…
Peruvian in Nazca & Around

La Kañada

Handy to the bus stations, this old standby serves up all the Peruvian standards. A decent list of cocktails includes algarrobina (a cocktail of pisco, milk and syrup from the huarango (carob) tree).
Cafe in Nazca & Around

Don Hono

This venerable restaurant doesn’t waste effort on atmosphere, but concentrates on serving hearty fare with farm-fresh produce and mean pisco sours. It’s a few notches above other touristy eateries around the plaza.
International in Nazca & Around


Close to the bus stations, this thatched-roof eatery gets rave reviews from starving and homesick backpackers. In addition to traditional criollo fare, it also offers filling sandwiches and breakfasts.