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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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  • A great place to visit if you want to walk a little. The walk can be a little exhausting but worth reach the windows
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  • Otuzco is 10 minutes from Cajamarca and the combi takes you by s /. 0.80, if gentlemen S /. 0.80 cents! So you can not complain, is close and cheap. It bad is that not there is much to see, you demoraras as maximum 20 minutes! and if you don't delay you much and hopefully you find good people to the security not charged you the entrance, which normally costs S /. 5.00, I do not I charged nothing happily! It is accessible, cheap and there is history on the place. I recommend it if you spare yourself time, but if you can't you not lose much. PS: Please to not hire a tour to this place, you will much pay S /. 20, compared to S /. 8: 00 you could spend only going. Good trip!
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  • very good view beautiful tourist place to stroll in family and cautivrse with the beautiful view of the windows
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  • The ventanillas de Otuzco is a funerary complex built in volcanic rock with a chronological occupation ranging from 1130 BC during the formative period for the Cajamarca (Pre-Inca) culture. A special place to learn about the ancient inhabitants of South America.
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  • Beautiful
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  • Nice place, with good views, a historical legacy very important, but still need to improve access, especially for people with disabilities.
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  • Bellisimo
  • A place very nice that our ancestors we left
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