Standing high over Cajamarca is the Cerro Santa Apolonia, a steep hill with far-stretching views across the city. Take the steps at the end of Calle Dos de Mayo (two and a half blocks south-west of the Plaza de Armas), and you will pass by the pretty, white chapel of Virgen de FÃ¡tima, before reaching the mirador, with its appealing gardens, lovely views and carved stones, believed to be dating back to the ChavÃn era (900 BC). Another interesting feature is the Silla del Inca (the Inca's seat), formed out of a throne-shaped stone, from where it is said the Inca chief kept an eye on his city. If you're not up for climbing the 200 steps, you can also hop in a taxi, as there is a road winding its way up to the top.
Av. Dos de Mayo
Relative price: Budget
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