Cajamarca is located in the northern highlands of Peru
the capital of the Cajamarca region. It is approximately 2,700 m
(8,900 ft) above sea level and has a population of about 135,000
people. Cajamarca has an equatorial climate so it is mild, dry and
sunny, which creates very fertile soil. The city is well-known for
its cheeses and dairy products. Cajamarca is also known for its
churches, and hot springs, or Inca Baths. There are also several
active mining sites in surrounding areas.
The department of
Cajamarca is characterized by slight slopes and
highlands relatively low in comparison to the rest of the Peruvian
Andes. The territory is made up of numerous valleys and gorges.
The city of Cajamarca brings together three ingredients that make
it an unforgettable destination: a magnificent Colonial architecture,
beautiful countryside, and a rich history since it was the scene
of an important episode of South American history. Here, the Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa who, in spite of fulfilling
his part of the ransom, was killed. From that point onward, the
conquistadors drafted the city in the traditional Spanish way, and
today the Colonial constructions of the Cathedral, the churches
of San Francisco, Belen, and la Recoleta, mansions, and monuments
are preserved. Live the passion of the best cathedrals Getting
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There are many excursion possibilities: the Inca Baths, thermo-medicinal
hot springs where the Inca used to go after long trips, the Ventanillas
de Otuzco (Otuzco Windows), a cemetery carved into a wall of volcanic
rock, Cumbemayo, a demonstration of pre-Incan hydraulic engineering
still functioning today, that is located in a wonderful natural
area, the old hacienda La Colpa, where the cattle go to be milked
at the sound of their name, Kuntur Wasi, a commercial center that
dates to the year 1100 b.C. and its site museum with the numerous
examples of the oldest objects of gold in the Americas, the Porcón
farm, an agricultural and cattle cooperative surrounded by a pine
forest, ideal for spending a day out of the city, visiting its small
zoo of vicuñas, deer, little spotted cats, monkeys, and eagles,
buying its milk products, or simply enjoying the landscape.
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