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Trujillo to Cajamarca Bus
The route from Trujillo to Cajamarca is at a distance of 153 mi (246 km) and it takes about 6 hours of travel. Linea is the main terrestrial transportation that covers this route, with bus tickets from s/. 25 to s/. 70 (depending on the comfort of the service chosen). Buses leave from the terminal of Av. América Sur, main road of Trujillo, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:40 p.m., destination to the terminal of Av. Atahualpa, in the center of Cajamarca city. The weather in Cajamarca is dry and temperate, with maximum temperatures of 70 °F (21 °C) and minimum of 43 °F (6 °C).
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Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro, under the name “Villa of Truxillo”. With the passing of time Trujillo would consolidate as one of the most important cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty, for being an administrative and commercial center, essential for the colonial system. During the independence period, Trujillo had a relevant role on Peru’s Independence, what gave the surname of “Ciudad Benemérita y Fidelísima a la Patria” (“Meritorious city and Faithful to the Homeland”). Besides that, it was the first city to break free from Spain. During the 19th century, and later that the Moche and Chicama valleys emerged as settlements of the sugar industry and the economy grew, new residents came to the city; mostly were european immigrants, what contributed to the development of a local esthetic, since the constructions took breathing from the neoclassical style.
It’s one of the most ancient cities of Peru and of the Inca Empire. The first inhabitants were Huacaloma, Layzon, Cumbe Mayo and Otuzco who settled in Cajamarca about 3.000 years ago. The city was witness of ferocious battles between the Incas and the conquerors during the Peru Conquest and besides that, Cajamarca was where Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa, the last inca who refused to subject himself to the Christian faith and culture. It’s known as the most Spanish city of Peru.