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Church of the Cathedral

You can start the route by visiting the Main Square, which has a special focus on its exquisite Baroque Art. However, its interior is what captivates, since we can observe columns fully decorated with details and with a main altarpiece fully covered in gold leaf.

St. Francis Church

Following the same way, nearby the Square, we find St. Francis Church which, to date, is inhabited by Franciscans. In order to build the church, they used carved stones from the mountain St. Apollonia, an architectural marvel.

El Cuarto del Rescate (The Ransom Room)

Across the street, there is one of the defining moments of the History of Peru: The Ransom Room. As such, the so-called "ransom room" was alleged to have been filled with gold by the Inca Atahualpa, twice with silver and once with gold, to give it to the Spaniards.

Humitas (a maize (corn) dough, slowly steamed or boiled in a pot of water)

These humitas are original from the central zone of the Andes and have as base the use of maize (corn). This Peruvian delicacy may be either sweet or salt and is distinguished by being filled with the tasty queso mantecoso (a type of spread cheese).

Cuy con Papa (Seasoned, cooked, and fried Guinea pig served with a potato stew, toasted peanuts, chopped onions and hot peppers)

It is one of the top dishes of the area, and there are plenty of ways to prepare it: from the most common baked presentation with boiled potatoes until its variation of the Novo Andina Cajamarca-style cuisine, with glazed guinea pig with elderberry with risotto and Andean mushrooms with Huacatay.

Caldo Verde (Soup made with potatoes and aromatic herbs from the region)

This stew consists of a mixture of soup with potatoes with paste made out of aromatic herbs (including parsley, paico, herb-of-grace), which provides its distinctive color.


Cajamarca is named as the capital of carnivals in Peru. It is characterized by its bright colors, fancy disguises, the use of paint, talc, water as part of its celebration. It is a tradition that is annually repeated on the month of February and it gathers a great amount of tourists attracted by this particular way of celebrating.

Hacienda Collpa (Collpa Estate)

This property is annually visited by hundreds of tourists, not only due to the sale of their exquisite products such as cheese, milk pudding, natural yogurt, but because it has being made a tradition that each cow is christened with a name. Thus, such herd of cows is called by name at milking time.


By 3,500 masl (meters above sea level), we can find the Cumbemayo stone forest. It is considered one of the main works of hydraulic engineering and it was built in a open pit mine in solid rock. The landscape of Cumbemayo invites us to contemplate the natural beauty of the area.