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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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  • Very close to the plaza de armas and has a beautiful view of the city and surrounding area. It's lots of stairs, but great exercise! It's only s/1 to enter into the park/garden area, and definitely wo...  more »
  • Literally, at the higher altitude and climbing higher, you may be panting after the climb. It's a lovely place to get a panorama of the City. Some great old and new construction you can appreciate alo...  more »
  • It is pretty tiring to go up but it is definitely worth it !! At the top, there is a beautiful panorama of the city  more »

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Where to stay in Cajamarca

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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