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La Catedral, Paracas

3.6
#5 of 8 in Nature in Ica Region
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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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  • As an avid gardener that uses a lot of rock in putting a landscape together, this area makes me want to take home stones! The rock formations are inspirational and all gardeners should try to...  more »
  • As the entire national park the name cathedral is related to the form of the rock. What is surrounded is about stunning! What a lovely day!  more »

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