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. For Windows of Otuzco and beyond, use our Cajamarca online travel planner to get the most from your Cajamarca vacation.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Serves more for the photos, the time in 2 minutes and going. The tours are not required... You can save money if you do it on your own...
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  • September 5, 2017
    A unique place! Very important to go with a guide! I hire him in one of the agencies that are in the Plaza de Armas and coming out at 3:30 pm! If you are going without a guide there is very little information. Well-preserved tombs!
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  • August 11, 2017
    You learned a lot by taking this tour. For example, I learned that the two wing roof was known in the area and that the Incas were just one of many nations living in these territories. I also learned ...  more »

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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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