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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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  • 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 »
  • Funerary mausoleum on the outskirts of Cajamarca interesting to see more from afar that closely Just a quick visit
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  • Windows is a bit far from the city, must have good condition physical since it has to climb a slope until the middle of the Hill to see the windows, the view is spectacular.
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Where to stay in Cajamarca

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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