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Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca, Cajamarca

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Visit the spacious Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca, the city's main meeting point and notable place in Peru's history. It was on this square that the Spaniards executed Atahualpa, the last Incan emperor, whose death ultimately led to the dissolution and fall of the Incan empire. Roaming the square, you can admire many important buildings, including a cathedral and picturesque colonial-era houses. Rest while listening to the calming sounds of the fountain, or enjoy the view of surrounding mountains from a cafe. With our custom trip planner, Cajamarca attractions like Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Excellent view, very clean, simple, uncluttered and without much trade and has one of the churches pretty who has seen more. Everything has it close, so it is advisable to stay on the outskirts.
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  • Gorgeous place, clean and with good police presence, makes you feel safe. The Peruvian Air Force had a show over the city during our visit and it was very surprising to see jet fighters and helicopter...  more »
  • They have a nice square, highlights the Cathedral and the large amount of business that is. We had the good fortune to attend a retreat, on the one hand with the band of musicians of the national police, who stood out by their melodies and with another band of the place.
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  • Muy bueno especialmente cuando hay fiestas
  • Cajamarca's Plaza de Armas is its central square, comprising paths and grassed areas (but they don't want you to walk on the grass). There are quite a few park benches, and people also it on some of the low walls. Surrounding the plaza are some grand old churches, and other interesting and historic buildings. From here it's a short walk to the historic Belén area or up to the lookout at Cerro Santa Apolonia. There are lots of eating places nearby, ranging from "posh and excellent" (such as the Costa Del Sol Restaurant) to "basic but super-cheap" (places full of locals having fixed-menu meals)
  • Very pleasant place.
  • Classic Spanish colonial layout, one of the nicest views of the city
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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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