The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

Catedral de Cajamarca

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

Published 01/15/2017

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

Jr. Del Batán and Amalia Puga, Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru

Map It

Sight Details:

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Published 01/15/2017

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