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Ransom Room, Cajamarca

3.4
#8 of 13 in Sightseeing in 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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4.2
  • When you enter there are guides on the door you will be charged between 10 and 15 soles per person. He particularly hoped to see something shocking but unfortunately this House is all that remains of the Inca Empire in Cajamarca, so it is an unmissable destination.
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  • Conservation is good but poor in terms of magnitude. The price of the ticket is consistent to the display
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  • The fourth rescue may not be the most striking place in Cajamarca tours but is important part of Peruvian history so it should not be left to visit. Recommendation: looking for a good guide at the Church in Bethlehem and the city tour to accompany them at all. Professor Victor Marín will make you live the story in a different way.
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  • Good to see. Could do with more commentary about the place.
  • Small yet interesting piece of local history
  • Guides are only in Spanish, pretty knowledgeable. Make sure you ask about the unofficial history too. Official one was written by Spanish.
  • ok
  • Recommended, to know where was the historic meeting of Atahualpa with Francisco Pizarro.
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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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