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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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  • an interesting location on pre-Inca culture, mysterious and enigmatic, don't forget to hire a guide to this attraction, is better since you know better the story behind that is the appeal.
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  • Is an of the attractions of the area, normally is going in them tours of the afternoon. You have to climb a little walk to appreciate the entire complex. Beautiful views, charge entry in case.
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  • is a place of visit forced by the culture that denotes and what represents.. .just should take care of it more and provide an attention more than quality
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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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