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. Arrange to visit Cerro Santa Apolonia and other attractions in Cajamarca using our Cajamarca route builder tool .
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  • To appreciate the city and its hills to the viewpoint of Santa Apolonia there to climb a few stairs. The view is excellent. If you just want to relax and read you can do them in their gardens. In order to enjoy the city and the hills one should walk up the stairs. The view is amazing of if just one to read or relax it is the perfect spot!
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  • Shown todo.el cajamarca Valley from the heights of this hill or pretty near from the plaza de armas eata, also is working I artrsanales to buy souvenir
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  • This hill gives you a great view of Cajamarca. Well worth the climb. Very safe, even at night. The main stairway and church near the top are lit up at night and make good pictures. There is a one peso...  more »

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Places to stay in Cajamarca suit a range of budgets and tastes, with the town well-equipped to accommodate its outdoorsy visitors. A good number of the most popular options concentrate around Plaza de Armas. This pleasant town square sits at the center of Cajamarcan daily life, so staying here puts you close to the urban hustle and bustle. Look farther out of town to get the most from Cajamarca's pleasant landscape and highland climate, with remote hotels set in scenic locations offering extensive views and excursion booking services.
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