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Cerro Santa Apolonia, Cajamarca

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Climb Cerro Santa Apolonia for great views from a hilltop vantage point covered in gardens and carved rocks. Primarily the work of Incas, the site's structures were used in ceremonies to worship the rain, the lightning, and stars. The panoramic view from the top photographs well and links the modern town with the historical site and the landscape around it. Reach the top on a stroll up the stone steps (with vendors selling street food, such as tamales, if you fancy a break), or by a brief taxi ride. To visit Cerro Santa Apolonia and other attractions in Cajamarca, use our Cajamarca tour planner.
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  • A small challenge to climb the stairs to the chapel without getting a little tired. The Chapel and the view of the city of Cajamarca are worth the feeling of shortness of breath at times for coastal people like me :D
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  • Excellent place to visit in the city, offers you a privileged vsta in the entire city; recommended
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  • If you don't want to walk a lot, I recommend taking a taxi or motaxi and let them in the back of the Hill. The view is spectacular, although there are many people.
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