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Cajamarca

(3.8/5 based on 3,000+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, nature
Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive. Recently, the climate has also boosted tourism in Cajamarca, with the mild weather and topography attracting plenty of outdoor enthusiasts. Tour Cajamarca's town center to see a wealth of colonial Spanish architectural highlights, which differ from many of Peru's other buildings from the same period. Once again, this is down to the climate and geography, with builders using local stone, rather than the clay of the desert cities toward the coast. Our Peru travel itinerary maker allows you to schedule your trip to Cajamarca, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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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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