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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 Casablanca

    Jr. 2 de Mayo 446 PE - Cajamarca Caja01

    Just a 2-minute walk from the city's main square, Hotel Casablanca offers accommodations in Cajamarca. Free Wi-Fi access is available here. Rooms at Hotel Casablanca are equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms ..

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

    Jirón Belén 636 - Centro Historico PE - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 35 $

    Featuring a restaurant and a terrace, Hotel Sol de Belén Cajamarca offers accommodation with free WiFi access in Cajamarca. A daily breakfast is served. Cuarto del Rescate, site of Atahualpa's imprisonment and one of the last remaining vestiges of In..

  • Valle del Inca

    Jr. Amazonas 574 PE - Cajamarca

    Valle del Inca offers accommodation in Cajamarca. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Valle del Inca features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the pro..

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