Cajamarca

Cajamarca

Interesting
Cajamarca
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Interesting
Encircled by mountains, the fine churches and old houses with red-tiled roofs of this picturesque colonial city in the northern highlands never fail to enchant. Cajamarca is famous for having been where the conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor. In the wake of the fall of the Inca empire, the city was redesigned in the Spanish style with a characteristic Plaza de Armas, which is now the heart of the historic centre and home to a number of baroque architectural gems.

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Michelin's recommendations for Cajamarca

Aquaduct of Cumbe Mayo Aquaduct of Cumbe Mayo
Aquaduct of Cumbe Mayo
Cajamarca
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Cajamarca Cathedral
Cajamarca Cathedral
Cajamarca
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San Francisco Church
San Francisco Church
Cajamarca
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Ventanillas of Otuzco
Ventanillas of Otuzco
Cajamarca
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Conjunto Monumental Belén
Conjunto Monumental Belén
Cajamarca
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Granja Porcón
Granja Porcón
Cajamarca

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