The territory is made up of numerous valleys and gorges.
The city of Cajamarca brings together three ingredients that make it an unforgettable destination. A magnificent Colonial architecture, beautiful countryside, and a rich history. It was here the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa. Who, in spite of fulfilling his part of the ransom, was killed and a new era in South American history began.
Capital: Cajamarca (2720 masl / 8924 fasl)
Lowest point: 400 masl / 1312 fasl (Nanchoc)
Highest point: 3590 masl / 11.778 fasl (Hualgayoc)
The city of Cajamarca has a semi dry and temperate climate. The annual average maximum temperature is 22ºC (71ºF) and the minimum is 5ºC (42ºF). The rainy season begins in October and ends in April.
HISTORICAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Cuarto del Rescate (Ransom Room)
Cumbemayo Archeological Complex
Layzon Archeological Complex
Ventanillas de Otuzco (Windows of Otuzco)
Baños del Inca (The Baths of the Inca)
Kuntur Wasi Ceremonial Center
Kuntur Wasi Site Museum
NATURAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Cutervo National Park
Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary
CITY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Cajamarca Cathedral or Santa Catalina Main Church
San Francisco Church (originally named San Antonio)
Conjunto Monumental Belen (Bethlehem Complex)
Conjunto Monumental La Recoleta (La Recoleta Complex)
Mirador Natural Santa Apolonia (Santa Apolonia Natural Lookout)