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Windows of Otuzco, Cajamarca

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See the atmospheric carved structure of Windows of Otuzco, an ancient necropolis built and used by the people of Cajamarca. The exact date when the site was established is unknown, though some ceramics found here have been dated back to 1400 BC, with the site currently thought to have been in use for around 2000 years. The vast funerary site features neatly carved windows, cut into the volcanic rock of the hill that housed the dead. Architecturally impressive, and somewhat mystical, the site raises many questions about the Cajamarca culture. Take a look at our Cajamarca itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Windows of Otuzco and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • These are ancient holes in the rock-a cemetery in other words unfortunately looted by the spanish.They are certainly interesting to see if you're passing or nearby .  more »
  • We easily got to Otuzco on our own on a combi, had lunch at one of the little restaurants right there and then gave ourselves the tour of the Ventanillas. Easy, cheap, nice and beautiful view. We then...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit and see the funerary and image what took place. There is much speculation on it's use and the people, with a much bigger set of ventanillas further up the canyon. The st...  more »