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HISTORICAL CENTER
Cajamarca , owner of beautiful landscapes and fields that surround this beautiful city with a magnificent combination of architecture Andean style ( left by the Inca culture) and colonial ( influence of Spanish culture) and a rich history , are main ingredients that make this city an unforgettable place for tourists.
Important to visit around this beautiful city places are the Plaza de Armas , the Cathedral , Church of San Francisco , Church of Bethlehem, the Ransom Room , the Church La Recoleta , the Virgin Chapel of Sorrows , Cerro Santa Apolonia and Colonial Houses . (see photo gallery)
Catedral
The center consists of several churches dating from the mid-seventeenth century and early eighteenth century, whose common feature is that they have unfinished bell towers because in the Viceroyalty a sum of money periodically to the unfinished churches donated , taking as example the Cathedral and the church of Bethlehem. The center also has a set of colonial and republican houses with beautifully carved stone porches.
Santa Apolonia
Vista panorámica de la Plaza de ArmasMonumento Central de la Plaza de Armas Niño cargado en manta típica Plaza de Armas Cajamarquina Alegres músicos tocando en la Plaza
PARADE GROUND
It is one of the largest squares in the country and was the scene of the fall of the Inca Empire. Here a carved stone basin dating from the early eighteenth century , placed in the same place where he was executed the Inca Atahualpa stands . Around him are the Cathedral, the Church of San Francisco , the Municipality and beautiful mansions of colonial buildings that make this city the most Spanish influence than any other city in Peru. (see photo gallery)
Catedral de Cajamarca Vista de sus campanarios inconclusos Vista desde la Iglesia San Fco Catedral Catedral Catedral
CATHEDRAL
Mother Church initially called Santa Catalina. It was the Royal Decree of 26 December 1665 ordered to establish a parish of Spaniards in this city, they built in the old House of Justice. In 1682 the church of Santa Catalina would be elevated to the rank of Cathedral . Luce a beautiful carved stone facade of volcanic origin corresponding to plateresco art . Harmoniously combining columns , cornices and niches , all finely carved , is one of the most outstanding examples of Peruvian Baroque style. With five bells distributed lateral towers that are half built inside are of great attraction the ships with images of the Virgen del Carmen , Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres , highlighting the main altar and polychrome pulpit , carved in wood and covered with gold leaf , being also very valuable furniture and paintings(see photo gallery)
Iglesia San Francisco Torres de la Iglesia Arquitectura de la Iglesia Iglesia San Francisco y Capilla Virgen de los Dolores Vista desde la Plaza de Armas Vista de noche de la Iglesia
CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO
initially called " San Antonio " . This church of the Franciscan order , is one of the first temples built by the Spaniards and is located opposite the Plaza de Armas. Built in 1699 with carved stones and stones of the hill Santa Apolonia . His style is baroque plateresco and its beautiful facade is carved in stone . altars with beautiful images stands inside. In 1952 they discovered beneath the high altar , catacombs in which lay the remains of members of the Franciscan order and the Indian nobility . It has a convent , with the Museum of Religious Art and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows , the most venerated image of the people. (see photo Gallery)
Iglesia de Belén Arquitectura Interior de la Iglesia de Belén Cúpula de la Iglesia de Belén Arquitectura Campanario de la Iglesia de Belén
CHURCH OF BELEN
Built in the eighteenth century , it is located one block from the Plaza de Armas. It is the temple of the most beautiful baroque city and perhaps across the country , is characterized by its beautiful façade carefully carved stone arches, by its columns , arches , statues and unfinished towers. It stands inside its polychrome carved and all carved stone dome . architectural complex includes the church , the Medical Museum ( former Hospital of Men ) and Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum ( former Women's Hospital ) , located on each side of the temple, in his time were the only hospitals in the area until the construction of Hospital regional in the 40s Today the entire complex is the local branch of the National Institute of Culture in Cajamarca.(see photo gallery)
Cuarto del Rescate Cuarto del Rescate Cuarto del Rescate Cuarto del Rescate Cuarto del Rescate Cuarto del Rescate
FOURTH RESCUE
Located near the Plaza de Armas , it is the only notable remnant that remains of Inca architecture in the city and a symbol of the fusion between two cultures , the Inca and Spanish ; the first whose meaning of valuables were represented by the time that certain persons had engaged in concluding ; and second , that precious metals ( especially gold and silver ) he found in that empire was dazzled . Built in stone with walls slightly inclined to give the characteristic trapezoidal shape of the Inca constructions . He captured the Inca emperor Atahualpa by the Spanish, offered Francisco Pizarro and his men , fill the room to where he reached his hand with gold once and with silver and precious twice in exchange for his freedom stones , establishing himself as the highest rescue the history.(see photo gallery)
Iglesia de Fátima en Sta. Apolonia Cajamarquina esculpida en piedra Pileta en la cima de Sta. Apolonia Silla del Inca Chulpa Artesanía alrededor de Sta. Apolonia
CERRO SANTA APOLONIA
Formerly called in Quechua Rumi Tiana ( stone seat ), it is a wonderful natural viewpoint overlooking the city and the valley of Cajamarca. Finding there the " Silla del Inca" vestiges of prehispanic construction formed by a stone block that leaves the hill itself and was carefully carved . Foremost among the stone steps of 300 steps and gardens , a small white chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima , which is the most striking of all, being able to observe from the Plaza de Armas. The way to get to the top is up stairs or can also be by car. (see photo gallery)
Recoleta Recoleta Recoleta Recoleta Recoleta Recoleta
CHURCH RECOLETA
Set consisting of the church and convent , built in the second half of the seventeenth century. The facade of the temple is characteristic for having the form of neoclassical plateresque altarpiece . Its interior consists of a single ship and sports a beautiful cupola , the high choir and three sober altars.(see photo gallery)
Capilla Virgen de los DoloresPortón tallado en madera Capilla Virgen de los Dolores Capilla Virgen de los DoloresCapilla Virgen de los Dolores Capilla Virgen de los Dolores
CHAPEL VIRGIN OF SORROWS
It is located on the right side of the San Francisco Church , it was built in honor of the Virgin of Sorrows , patron saint of the city. In this chapel they highlight the baroque carvings, carved in a stone in high relief with scenes of the Last Supper , the Washing of the Feet , the Catacombs that are located in the main altar of the church and the choir stalls carved in wood.(see photo gallery)
Pórtico de piedra tallada Balcón colonial Casas Coloniales Clásicos balcones con techos de tejaFaroles Coloniales Pórtico Colonial

COLONIAL HOUSES
Beautiful houses built of adobe and tile roofs covered with covers made ​​of carved stone and with wide passageways leading to a main courtyard with beautiful and colorful gardens.(see photo gallery)

   
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