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Iglesia de Belen, Cajamarca
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Visit one of the city's architectural centerpieces at Iglesia de Belen, 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Cajamarca holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Iglesia de Belen and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Intact Bethlehem Church visit its structure a beautiful baroque style the only downside is q t not let take photos
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  • Well worth the visit. Very interesting. Has a good clean 'banos hygenicos'. The interior of the church is quite fun and well decribed in the LP guide 
  • Church of Bethlehem, is located between Bethlehem and Junín shreds, its construction was carried out based on stone carved by hand, during the 18TH century. 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 façade has no towers but this 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 main Altar is covered with gold leaf, the pulpit is wonderfully carved wood and all the altarpieces and altars, have similar style of manufacturing.
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  • The Nativity Church is one of the most beautiful that has the city of Cajamarca by its architecture and decorations inside; all this worked in stone, the main altar coated in gold leaf, has the sculpture of the Holy Family and the dome is one of the largest works of art where you can see to the angels, archangels, Cherubim and Seraphim.
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  • Very cute
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  • A beautiful church, which include the carved in stone. I also highlight the paintings in its dome and its pictures.
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  • It is very nice
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  • Cute place and the exterior columns are required to observe. It is free
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