Nazca Lines



Nazca Lines

TheNasca Lines are ancient geoglyphs found in the Pampas de Jumana in the Nazca Desert, between the towns of Nasca and Palpa, in the department of Ica (Peru).

They were drawn by the Nazca culture and are composed of several hundred figures ranging from simple designs as lines to complex zoomorphic, and geometric figures fitomorfas appearing drawn on the earth's surface.

Since 1994, the Committee of Unesco has inscribed lines and geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas of Jumana as a World Heritage Site. However, in recent years it has been severely damaged by the construction of the Pan American highway and off-road ruts.


  • 14°44'20.1" south latitude
  • 75°07'48.0" west longitude


It has a warm and mild climate. The summer temperature exceeds 35 ° C (January-March), and winter temperatures are generally about 9 ° C. Due to the warm climate throughout the year, Nasca is known as the city of eternal summer.

Lirst Cultures

Numerous figures are in Nazca, particularly in the Pampa de San Jose: geometric figures, meanders, animals, plants and human, mazes, and other geometrical patterns representation.

The most representative are the animal drawings: birds of between 259 and 275 meters long (giant colibríes, condor, Heron, crane, pelican, gull, parrot and others), a monkey, a spider, a snail , a lizard, a whale of 27 meters, a dog with long legs and tail, an anthropomorphic figure, two llamas, etc. In the category of reptiles, a lizard, which was cut to build the Pan American Highway South, an iguana and a snake. Many of the drawings are mixed with lines and spirals.