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El Cuarto De Rescate - Historical Building Cajamarca - Peru

El Cuarto de Rescate-the ransom room-is Cajamarca's only intact Incan construction and is an important memento of the fall of the Inca Empire. Depending on which historical source you believe, it was here that Inca Emperor Atahualpa was either imprisoned or where the ransom he paid for his release (which never came) was kept. Atahualpa was captured by Spanish conquerer Francisco Pizarro after the Battle of Cajamarca, which saw many Inca soldiers and civilians massacred. Atahualpa offered to pay a ransom of a room filled with gold and silver in exchange for his release-however, he was instead executed.


Jr. Amalia Puga (one block from the Plaza de Armas)

Cajamarca , Peru

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Site of historic significance

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Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Open Hours to:3-6 p.m.

Days Closed:Weekends open only 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Contact Information:
Phone: 322-601

Here are other activities in and around Cajamarca that may be of interest: Complejo Belén and Iglesia De San Francisco.

By Martha Crowley

I work as an Editor/Writer at Viva Travel Guides in Quito, Ecuador. I first came to Latin America five years ago to escape rainy...

16 Apr 2012

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