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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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  • Not my favorite Plaza de Armas in Peru. There aren't a ton of great restaurants or coffee shops in Cajamarca, and there isn't a ton of exciting things around the plaza. The biggest benefit to the plaz...  more »
  • Just hopped through and circled the plaza. Great views, interesting architecture nearby, and loaded with history if you read up on Cajamarca. Surrounded by other sites, shops, food, and hotels  more »
  • The centre is lovely, some great historic buildings and a lovely walk. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. The tour agencies are all located in the main plaza de armas. Recommend a visit if y...  more »
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  • 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
  • best place in the city
  • Lovely place, surrounded by hills and beautiful churches.