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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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Tourist attractions Cajamarca : Things to see and do

  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

  • Costa del Sol Wyndham Cajamarca

    Jr. Cruz de Piedra 707 PE - Cajamarca

    Located in a whitewashed building on Cajamarca’s Plaza de Armas Square, Hotel Costa del Sol features a quiet courtyard with swimming pool and a gym. It offers free in-room Wi-Fi. The Costa del Sol chain features hotels in the 7 most important cities ..

  • Hotel Casablanca Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Jr. 2 de Mayo 446 PE - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 35 $

    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 ..

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