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El Cuarto del Rescate

  • Jr. Amalia Puga 750 Map It
  • Cajamarca
  • Historic District/Site

Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

The Ransom Chamber is the only Inca building still standing in Cajamarca and, although the big stone room itself isn't much to look at, the history is enough to make this worth a visit. Legend has it that after Pizarro and his men captured Atahualpa, the Inca king offered to fill the chamber once with gold and twice with silver. The ransom was met, up to a marking on the stone wall, but the war-hardened Spaniards killed Atahualpa anyway.

Sight Information


Jr. Amalia Puga 750, Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru

Map It



Sight Details:

  • S/5, includes admission to Conjunto de Belén
  • Mon. and Wed–Fri. 9–1 and 3–6; weekends 9–1

Published 02/02/2016


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