Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca

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Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca

Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca
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Butterflier2006
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Center of Cajamarca
May 2019 • Business
Beatutiful gardens and great meeting place for locals and visitors. A lot of historical information is provided in both English and Spanish. Surrounded by two Cathedrals, and a view of Cerro de Santa Apolonia.
Written June 4, 2019
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debspants
Coventry, UK368 contributions
Heart of the Old City for Culture & Tours
Nov 2018 • Friends
After a day long bus journey to travel to Cajamarca along hairpin bends and arriving in a dark busy bus compound it was a delight to "discover" the Plaza de Armas and its buildings with beautiful old colonial wooden & stone architecture. No there arent lots of coffee shops/tourist paraphenalia but for me thats what made a refreshing break from other more over run tourist destinations in Peru. Cajamarca old city was more than I'd hoped, plenty of locals coming and going, the north end is full of tour offices haggling for national and international business for day trips, flights etc. 90 degrees sits the cathedral of St Catherine quite squat and highly decorated - next to this sits a restaurant with enclosed glass terrace giving the area a modern feel. On the other side sit the wooden police admin building and the huge waiting for its turn for a financial windfall that may see the gates open again. N.E corner access to a bank and ATM's next block down. The south end gives access to several narrow street that run parallel uphill ( follow Dos de Mayo) to the view point hill of St Apolonia with numerous small restaurants, beautifully crafted steps,gardens and craft/artisan markets. In 3 days my friend and I ran across 3 demonstrations & processions - the last on Nov 16th a full scale childrens reinactment of Spanish soldiers under Francisco Pizarro invading & slaughtering the native peoples of Cajamarca in 1632 at a feast in the name the emporor capturing Atahualpa and him being led to "the ransom room" forced to convert to Christianity. What a bonus - the "soldiers" on horseback and screaming "natives" in the square quite a sight on a rainy day. Plenty of eating just off Dos de Mayo with friendly attentive staff to help.
Written December 18, 2018
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malennabarba
Doral, FL22 contributions
Enjoy plaza de armas
Nov 2018 • Family
Enjoy plaza de armas de cajamarca, have a nice view, sometimes they offer comparsas or folkloric music from schools.
Written December 11, 2018
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Cosmopolitan746415
24 contributions
Lovely main square in the valley
Jul 2018 • Friends
After a long drive it was nice to see this pictoresk center of the town with its evening lit cathedral.
Written July 26, 2018
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1upscaleservice
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
Beautifull view
Feb 2018 • Family
I personal like how people are so proud and taken care of this Plaza de Armas I have a chance to video this area with my drone and best view on Cajamarca City
Written March 20, 2018
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Panamajoe2017
Sechelt, Canada319 contributions
Very nice
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is a classic Spanish square in the middle of the city. It is surrounded by government buildings, shops, and churches. There is always something going on.
Written December 10, 2017
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rapha_y_nici
Zurich, Switzerland5,970 contributions
Great City, nice plaza with beautiful cathedrals
Nov 2017 • Couples
Beautiful center around the Plaza de armas which is telling some interesting history. Some nice activities can be done around Cajamarca. In general it’s affordable and not overcrowded, good restaurant options and accommodations available. Definitely worth to think about to visit the region (also Chachapoyas ;-). It’s reachable easily from the coast or from Lima with good long distance buses.
Cajamarca was really nice and we felt save.
Overall, we were very happy to have done a stop in Cajamarca.
Written November 25, 2017
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David H
Santa Barbara, CA134 contributions
Best Part of Cajamarca Apart from Hot Springs
Oct 2017 • Couples
Anyone visiting is bound to show up here. Obviously the center of town. As plazas go, this one is well above average. Not crowded with as many vendors hassling you as you might see in Cusco. Weather is critical to your entire experience here. When it’s nice it’s awesome. When not, it’s depressing.
Written October 31, 2017
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Farid_Matuk
Lima, Peru231 contributions
Lonely square
Oct 2017 • Solo
Today is Census Day in Peru, and only tourists may walk freely (yes, this is an archaic way to do a census). For Latin American standards is quite large and main attraction is the water fountain at the center. All other is usual as stone benches and manicured gardens.

The most interesting is the text carved in the fountain written in XVI century Spanish, just a nightmare even for native speakers.
Written October 22, 2017
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PeroxoChromate
College Station, TX6 contributions
Hidden treasure
Aug 2017 • Family
Gorgeous place, clean and with good police presence, makes you feel safe. The Peruvian Air Force had a show over the city during our visit and it was very surprising to see jet fighters and helicopters with hanging special forces flying over the city.
Written August 11, 2017
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