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Statue on the walkway up to Santa Apolonia Hill. Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru
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Although Cajamarca was named by the Indians that occupied the region for several millennia (4CBC – 15C), the town is above all renowned for having been where the Spanish assassinated Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor. Nowadays, visitors can explore the convents and churches of its picturesque colonial city centre, set against a background of mountains. The region is home to exciting archaeological vestiges, such as the Ventanillas burial grounds at Otuzco and the Cumbe Mayo aqueduct.

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  • Cajamarca Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Plaza de Armas PE - Cajamarca

    Begun in the late 17C in the Plateresque style, the cathedral is renowned for its splendid Baroque facade, one of the most richly carved in Peru. Flanked by two unfinished towers, it contains a rococo-style main altar carved out of wood. Next-door to..

  • San Francisco Church Recommended Recommended

    Plaza de Armas PE - Cajamarca

    Set off the road in a garden, the Baroque façade of the 17C San Francisco church, far more understated than that of the cathedral, is without doubt the first Christian sanctuary founded in Peru. The entrance to the catacombs is near the main altar. T..

  • It is an amazing sight to see the multitude of square openings dug into the cliff, lined and piled up in neat lines and rows. Although they may initially be reminiscent of troglodyte habitations, the ventanillas of Otuzco (7-13C) were in reality Caja..

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Hotels Cajamarca

  • Hotel Los Alamos Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Jr. Del Batan 430 PE - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 41 $

    Featuring free WiFi access and a terrace, Hotel Los Alamos offers accommodations in Cajamarca, just 300 metres from the main square. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom and cable TV. Some also have..

  • Hotel Sol de Belén Cajamarca Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Jirón Belén 636 - Centro Historico PE - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 35 $

    Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Hotel Sol de Belén Cajamarca offers accommodation in Cajamarca. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. Every room comes with a private bathro..

  • Valle del Inca

    Jr. Amazonas 574 PE - Cajamarca

    Valle del Inca offers accommodation in Cajamarca. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. The hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at..

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