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The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

Catedral de Cajamarca

  • Jr. Del Batán and Amalia Puga Map It
  • Cajamarca
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 09/15/2014

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Originally known as the Iglesia de Españoles (because only Spanish colonialists were allowed to attend services), this cathedral on the Plaza de Armas was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. It has an ornate baroque facade that was sculpted from volcanic rock. Like many of the town's churches, the cathedral has no belfry; the Spanish crown levied taxes on completed churches, so the settlers left the churches unfinished, freeing them from the tight grip of the tax collector.

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Jr. Del Batán and Amalia Puga, Cajamarca, Peru

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  • Daily 3–6

Updated 09/15/2014


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