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Cathedral information

Cajamarca , Peru
Opening hours
7-8am & 6:30-7:30pm Mon-Sat, 7-8am, 10-11am & 6:30-7:30pm Sun
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The Catedral de Cajamarca is a squat building that was begun in the late 17th century and only recently finished. Like most of Cajamarca’s churches, this cathedral has no belfry. This is because the Spanish Crown levied a tax on finished churches and so the belfries were not built, leaving the church unfinished and thereby avoiding the tax. Unfortunately, due to a 2010 robbery of the crowns of some saints, it is no longer open outside mass.