Maria Reiche Watchtower
Maria Reiche Watchtower Nazca Reviews
Historical venue in the middel of the Nazcan pama, along the Panamarican Highway Jul 29, 2009
Paying the price of one sol to climb the watchtower that Maria Reiche built to overlook some of the famous linedrawings in the Nascan pampa, now known as the Nazca lines, will surely not make you feel robbed. Just the historical notion of the place is worth it. Don't forget: this is the place from where Maria Reiche did her research of the Nazca lines, which resulted in the world famous cultural heritage we know today.
The tower, from which you can see two of the preserved linedrawings (and a third, which has been largely destroyed by the building of the Panemerican Highway right across it), is not all that high, so quite easy to clomb, even though the metal steps are far from comfortable.
The view from the top is nice, not overwhelming, but for this price, you don't want to miss it.
A further recommendation is for the booklets they sell at the foot of the tower. These give a very good overview of the lindrawings and the work spent to reveal them and the (still all futile) attempts to explain them.
Part of the Peru 2009 travel blog
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