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CAJAMARCA HISTORIC CENTER

CAJAMARCA HISTORIC CENTER
Cajamarca, Peru
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BACKGROUND

Located in the northern mountains of Peru, Cajamarca was settled by pre-Inca cultures as early as 5000 B.C. In the fifteenth century A.D, the region became a strategic Incan administrative center for the Tahuantinsuyo Empire under the rule of Tupac Yupanqui (r. 1471-93). (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2010, the Municipality of Cajamarca, the local office of the Ministry of Culture, and the Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) completed a priority project focusing on the conservation of several important historic structures, monumental plazas and public spaces in the city center, including as well the draft of the first Historic Center Master Plan. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Cajamarca is an important historic city with a precious architectural heritage threatened by development and lack of a management plan. (...)

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Ransom Room

Ransom Room

Listed on the 1998 World Monuments Watch, the historic Ransom Room will be restored by a partnership for the Historic Center of Cajamarca between the Municipality of Cajamarca, the local office of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC). This project will include also the implementation of a visitor’s interpretation center.