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Ransom Room, Cajamarca
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Visit Ransom Room to see the room in which the Incan Emperor Atahualpa was imprisoned in the 16th century. In the waning days of the Incan Empire, the emperor was captured by Spanish conquistadores led by Francisco Pizarro. While in captivity, Atahualpa offered to pay his ransom by filling the room he was held in with gold, and the two adjacent rooms with silver. Ultimately the Spanish accepted the ransom, but executed the emperor anyway. Hire a guide for the full story of the capture and ransom, as well as interesting facts about the room itself. To visit Ransom Room and get the most from your holiday in Cajamarca, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cajamarca holiday planner.
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  • Tourist attraction of Cajamarca, which Atahualpa offered to fill two times silver and one of gold "reached his hand up to where" in Exchange for his release.
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  • I liked even though you can no longer enter the room rescue is seen from the outside and with the review of the Guide manage to almost recreate those moments in mind... If you are in Cajamarca don't go
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  • It is half a block from the plaza. Take into account that they close from 2 to 3 pm and Monday do not open. The visit can be done easily in 10 minutes or less.
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  • Guides are only in Spanish, pretty knowledgeable. Make sure you ask about the unofficial history too. Official one was written by Spanish.
  • Old building where, according to history, the Inca Atahualpa did collect a treasure, to pay for their freedom. Stands a mark indicating the level to which was filled with gold and silver, for this purpose and a slab where supposedly, was subjected to the stick penalty.
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  • Recommended, to know where was the historic meeting of Atahualpa with Francisco Pizarro.
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  • Located near the Plaza of Cajamarca
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  • Historical place
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