Catedral de Cajamarca, Cajamarca

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History and architecture buffs love Catedral de Cajamarca, built in the Baroque style in the late 17th century. Located in the heart of town on a vibrant and picturesque plaza, the church--a national monument since 1972--features a stunning altar covered entirely in gold leaf. Use our Cajamarca trip itinerary planning site to visit Catedral de Cajamarca on your trip to Cajamarca, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Porfin I could go up to is the only one with restricted and care schedules you qedas in close nomas.
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  • This beautiful city in very high altitude in Andes, northern most city of Peru. Cold weather and Rain. A lot of churches and cathedrals, mountain all around the city, and you need to come on February,...  more »
  • Another of the gems that shine in the plaza de armas of Cajamarca. It is advisable to follow a guided tour so you can explain all the details of this beautiful architectural gem.
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  • The Church is very beautiful
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  • Beautiful Cathedral located in the plaza of Cajamarca
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  • Cathedral Temple is located next to the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in the 17TH century the works of construction of the Temple it takes quite some time. The home side right called San Miguel Arcángel, adjacent to the chapel of the tabernacle was completed in the year 1686. Its facade is a refined example of Baroque art. Its main altar is completely in gold leaf. His stroke was the work of Juan de Céspedes and Ledesma, who probably led the construction, costs were borne by the King Carlos II. Upon the creation of the Diocese of Cajamarca, April 11, 1908, the church became the Cathedral range. The 27 October 1762 was the consecration of the temple by the Bishop of Trujillo Don Francisco Javier de Luna Victoria. The facade of the Cathedral has three entrance gates. At the top a tower without Bell Tower, which contains the Baptistry. Cloths between columns, have space for images, they are completely covered with abundant carved decoration. It does not have the grandeur of the Church of San Francisco, however it is the most representative. Its construction corresponds to the second half of the 17TH century and was under the patronage of Santa Catalina.
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