This tour takes you to the Otuzco Windows, old Cajamarca tombs set in a large cliff outside the city. This tour offers up a good introduction to Cajamarca culture and burial practices.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Otuzco Windows are set 4 miles (7 km) outside the city of Cajamarca. When you get here, you’ll swear that this was once a city built into a cliff—the holes are shaped like squares and look similar to windows. However, the holes are actually 600-year-old burial sites from the Cajamarca culture. The Spanish destroyed the original tombs, but the structures that remain are still impressive and give you a good sense for the history surrounding this place. It’s thought that the Cajamarca used it for over 1,000 years. There are a total of 337 niches.
The Ventanillas de Otuzco (Small Windows) are set just outside the town of Cajamarca. The site is made up of some 200 small windows carved into a cliff. The windows are actually old tombs from the Cajamarca culture.
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