Cajamarca is the capital of both the province and the department of Cajamarca. It is an important city in the northern sierra of Peru. Its colonial center has many captivating churches, plazas, and beautiful streets to wander through. In Cajamarca, these sites are not to be missed: the Santa Catalina cathedral, Baños del Inca, and the Cumbemayo archaeological complex. They call Cajamarca the Peruvian carnival capital, so make sure to enjoy the city’s colorful festivities.