A farewell tour with my wife to parts of my beautiful Peru. On this particular occasion we went to the department of Cajamarca. We visited some of the most important cities and attractions in this area. It was the starting point for a
Cumbemayo is a mystical and magical place, it is way from from the city of Cajamarca, but well worth a visit, it is a truly beautiful stone forest. The funny thing is that the giant stones seem to have shapes of animals or people. The
This well-known establishment is south of the city of Cajamarca. This is a fantastic place, it was very surprising to see the unusual "call of the cows" to get milked. In this case it was fun to watch as the person called each one by
It originated in Pucara as an ancient Spanish festival in which the bull is saddled, painted and a spicy pepper was placed on the nose. The animal then became maddened by the sting. That image continues to show up on ceramics today.
The stone forest Cumbemayo The Frailones is 5 km from Cajamarca, at 3000 meters, and is composed of Achaeans rocky outcrops which resemble a friar with its habit. There are many paths and you can have the best views of these
The archaeological ruins known as "The Otuzco" are named this because they are in the city of the same name. It is 8 kilometers north of the city of Cajamarca, at 2,850 meters. The archaeological remains are rectangular cavities and
Construction of the Inca canal was a measure of wit and capacity to undertake the monumental work of the Incas. It's called Cumbemayo Canal and it flows down from 3600 metres on the hills of Cumbe, 7 kilometres to Cajamarca at 2700
The town of Pucara or Pukara culture lies 61 kilometres north of Juliaca, on the road to Cuzco, at 3910 meters above sea level. It was the first urban settlement in the highland lake system. Pucara culture developed between 100 BC and
This church was built by Jesuit missionaries in 1767. It's a jewel of the Baroque style. The facade shows the architectonic Cuzco. It has a Latin cross plan and measures 73 meters long by 24 meters by the cross. Inside, the
An Inca legend exists in Cajamarca which says that the Inca from this area used to rest with their coyotes. There are private and public baths from which flow medicinal hot springs. The price is very affordable, one euro for the
Celendín, Sky Province of Eden is not only known for its people, for its scenery, or for the bullfight in the largest wooden square in the world, but also for their fried chicken, no joke. And I'm not talking about fried chicken that
This is the place where you will find the best dishes in Cajamarca, sports fields for football and volleyball, as well as playgrounds and parking, it is a good environment which you can enjoy with the whole family.
In the district of Llacanora one can eat the best Cecina shilpida, and Cuy Frito Caldo Verde in Cajamarca. About 20 minutes by car from the main square is where you will find it. A country restaurant where they serve good portions of
Relatively excellent... comparing service-cost-peace&quiet. Picturesque Andean city nestled in the foothills of Calvary and under the gaze of Florida Ermita. Visiting Contumazá-Cajamarca-Peru is a unique experience filled with peace