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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  • pretty discovery than this place near Cajamarca, but already in a beautiful environment, surprising visit which is not without emotion
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  • The road is earthy but not as demanding as other attractions. There is a nice view at the top. .
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  • In the main square, we can access these tours and are not far away. The Ventanillas de Otuzco are ancient niches and the guide we will inform to the way in which put their dead, that was at position shuturados. Good trip!
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