Fodor's Expert Review El Conjunto de Belén

Cajamarca Museum/Gallery

Built in the 17th century, this large complex, originally a hospital, now houses the city's most interesting museums and a colonial church. At the Museo Arqueológico de Cajamarca, the town's archaeological museum, are exhibits of Cajamarcan ceramics and weavings. The pre-Inca Cajamarcans were especially famous for their excellent patterned textiles, which were often dyed vivid shades of blue. The Museo Etnográfico has a few displays of everyday bric-a-brac—there's even an old saddle and a dilapidated coffee grinder—dating back to precolonial times. The Iglesia de Belén is a charming church with a polychrome pulpit and cupola.


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Jr. Belén and Jr. Junín
Cajamarca, Cajamarca  Peru


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Rate Includes: S/7, includes admission to entire Conjunto de Belén and El Cuarto del Rescate, S/5, Closed Mon.

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