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La Catedral, Paracas

3.6
#5 of 8 in Nature in Ica Region
Once a striking natural bridge over the dramatic coastline, La Catedral sustained damage during a 2007 earthquake. Although the cave and full arch collapsed, what remains of the stone arch still cuts a striking profile along the Paracas National Reserve coast. Take a camera along to capture the avian wildlife that flock to the area, as well as the stunning juxtaposition between the azure waves and jagged yellow stone. Before you head to Paracas, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paracas tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Paracas has to offer, including La Catedral.
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  • Although some parts of the rock formation was damaged. However as it is under the good weather, everything looks perfect and nice. Waves crashing into the shore and rocks with chilled weather.  more »
  • Went to this national reserve park, where a local guide took my family in his car. It is an interesting place with desert, fossils, rock formations and beaches and good views. Lunch at the beach side....  more »
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