Ventanillas (small windows) de Otuzco

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  • Visiting Hours: Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.
  • Location: 8 km north-west of Cajamarca (10 minutes by car).

The Otuzco necropolis is commonly known as the “Windows of Otuzco” because of its peculiar appearance – rows of square or rectangular funerary niches carved into the surface of volcanic rock in consecutive rows. Due to looting of the site, it is difficult to determine its exact age, but certain clues point to an association with the Cajamarca civilization, which was influential in the region between 300 and 800 A.D.

  • A: Cajamarca main square
  • B:  small windows Otuzco

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