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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 PER - 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 PER - 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..

  • Ventanillas of Otuzco Recommended Recommended

    PER - Cajamarca

    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

  • Qhapac Ñan Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Jr. Los Nogales 326 - Villa Universitaria PER - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 37 $

    Offering an a la carte restaurant, Qhapac Ñan Hotel is located in Cajamarca. A free continental breakfast can be enjoyed each day. The Baños del Inca hot springs are just a 7 minute car ride away from this hotel. Rooms here will provide you with a..

  • El Portal Del Marques

    Jr. del Comercio N 644 PER - Cajamarca

    Prix Prices from : 57 $

    Featuring a restaurant, El Portal Del Marques offers accommodations in Cajamarca. Free WiFi access is available. The city's main square is a block away. Each room here features cable TV and a private bathroom. A daily breakfast is included. At El P..

  • Hotel Prado

    Jr La Mar 582, Cajamarca PER - Cajamarca

    Offering free WiFi access and located only 200 metres from the Main Square, Hotel Prado offers accommodations in Cajamarca. Rooms here are all fitted with a TV with cable channels, a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower, bed linen and ..

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