Cajamarca to reenact Inca Empire collapse


In the northern highlands of Peru, at about 2,750 meters above sea level, lies the historical city where the Spanish finally conquered the Incas over 400 years ago.

The city of Cajamarca is performing a reenactment of this historical event from the capture of Inca Emperor Atahualpa to the Battle of Cajamarca.

The “Cantata a Caxamarca: Two world’s encounter” event will take place in the city’s main square on Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Puno, Peru’s folkloric capital (PHOTOS)

About 300 performers will participate in the reenactment that portrays the battle between Inca Emperor Atahualpa and Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro in the city of Cajamarca.

They will perform historical events from the capture of Atahualpa and his murder to the Battle of Cajamarca, where in the Incas were finally defeated.

If you make it up to Cajamarca for the historical event, don’t miss out on the Spanish colonial architecture, beauti



Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.