Cantalloc Aqueducts Nazca Reviews
Impressive pre-Inca Aqueducts in Nazca - Cantalloc Feb 15, 2008
Just 4km away from Nazca city you can find this aqueducts. They are an impressive hydraulic engineering work. They have been built by the Nazca civilization (pre-Inca) and are about 1600 years old but still work! You can actually taste some really fresh water.
Nazca is located in a desert, so they were very important for the development of the area. They captured the underwater and took it to the surface. There were 2 kinds of aqueducts: "Open pit" and "Gallery".
The 2nd kind is the most impressive and has an average height of 0,9m and a width of 0.60m.
You can't go very far inside, but at least a couple of steps into them. It's cool! The roof has been built using flat stones and some "huarango" logs. The huarango is a very strong tree from the area.
In the Grande bassin, you can find over 130 aqueducts. Just a few can be visited, but all of them work. If you are in Nazca area, this is a great spot to visit, plus you can do it when you are in your way to or from Chauchilla Cemetery.
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