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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  • August 11, 2017
    From the top you can see amazing views of the city and you can either climb up or take a taxi. So anyone can go. The entire hill is built on with small streets with shops and mercaditos. Your money wi...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Hill right in the middle of Cajamarca the view at the top would be fine except that the panorama was not exciting!! Many tin roofs and little more
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  • August 10, 2017
    Fairly steep stairs that reach a beautiful church and a further rise will cause it to reach the viewpoint from which you can see a spectacular view of the city of cajamarca.
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