Iglesia Belén, Cajamarca

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Visit one of the city's architectural centerpieces at Iglesia Belén, whose colonial Baroque details include a flat facade, single nave, and columns in lieu of any towers. Built in the 18th century, the church features an edifice adorned with hand-carved hewn stone designs and arabesque lines, reminiscent of Moorish decor. Inside, light pours through stained-glass windows onto the gold-coated altar and paintings of religious scenes. To learn the full history, visit with a local guide or pick up an informative brochure in advance. By using our Cajamarca day trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Iglesia Belén and other attractions in Cajamarca.
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  • A large sample of the colonial Baroque art. Inside don't look up: the Church is illuminated by the light that enters through the stained glass windows of the dome.
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  • Very ornate and interesting church with loads of history. Would be good to take a tour as this church played a significant role in Cajamarca’s history.  more »
  • The entrance ticket costs 5.00 soles and allows you to know also the room of the rescue, the ethnographic museum and the ex-hospital of men, when one pay your ticket at the ticket office there are guides who come to offer his guidance, it is recommended to take it, costs 20 soles by 2 people and then includes the visit of the rescue room, one learns so much more to be admiring, if the guides speak too fast and very technical words to say them to go more slowly, to us we had a very friendly lady who knew enough so BRE the history of the place and very proud to be Cajamarca
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  • Bethlehem Church, is located between Bethlehem and Junín shreds, its construction was carried out based on stone carved by hand, during the 18th century, was built with the contribution of the corregidor Francisco Espinoza. It has a single nave, it is the most representative of the colonial Baroque art Church and the most beautiful architectural sample of the city. Its facade has no towers, but is adorned with columns and arabesques of singular beauty and complexity. The interior is illuminated by the light that enters through stained-glass windows of a dome of unmatched perfection that has, in addition, paintings of religious scenes and characters. The Altar is covered with gold leaf, the pulpit is wonderfully carved wood and all the altarpieces and altars, have similar style of manufacturing. Part of the monumental complex Bethlehem Church, comprising the medical Museum (former Hospital of males) and archaeological and Ethnographical Museum (former women Hospital), located on each side of the temple, in his time were the only hospitals in the area up to the construction of the Regional Hospital in the 1940s. Today the whole is the local branch of the National Institute of culture in Cajamarca (INC).
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  • Side door (Jr. Junín) Bethlehem Church.
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  • Beautiful place
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  • Former hospital of men in addition to the beautiful church in which can't take photos is in the section corresponding to the exhibition of modern paintings from a Cajamarca author hospital. It is part of the tour of the town.
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  • A beautiful church by what I remember
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