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COUNTY DE CHOTA


The county of Chota is located to the center of the Department of Cajamarca. Lima for the North with the county of Cutervo, for the South with the counties of Celendín, Hualgayoc and Santa Cruz, for the This with the region of Amazons and for the West with the region of Lambayeque.

TOURIST MAIN ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE COUNTY DE CHOTA

SQUARE OF WEAPONS

The Square of Weapons, scenario of historical, social, political important events, sentimental of the chotanos. It is one of the widest and old of the department. It is part of their configuration, the old and artistic brass pileta, to their South side to few meters it is located the surviving arbor of two o'clock that you/they existed; in each one of the four angles of the rectangular perimeter that gives him/her form, they rise beautiful palms datileras.

CHURCH CATHEDRAL

Church Cathedral is main church of Chota, its construction it was carried out among 1902 and 1912. The biggest altar is carved wooden and place setting in Bread of Gold. Here we find the image of the Virgin of Chota that survived of being burned by the Chileans in 1882, Saint John the Baptist, the Mr. of the Miracles... and the tombs of the first two bishops Florentine Weapons and José Claws.

GLORIOUS AND CENTENNIAL SCHOOL "SAN JUAN"

Vetusta facade, of macisas walls, hall doors, windows and balconies, large house that housed the youth studious chotana, inexhaustible spring where they have egresado remarkable chotanos that have given prestige to Chota, as: Don Anaximandro Vega Mateola, Don. Arturo Osores Goatherd, Don. Manuel José Becerra Silva, Don. Francisco Chains Gálvez, among many more. The Glorious one and Centennial National School "San Juan" is believed May 15 1861 during the Marshal's government Don Ramón Castile Marquezado, and today Historical Monument of the Nation, pride of all the chotanos is considered.

THE MIRADOR

Located in the last floor of the local headquarters of the Provincial Town council of Chota. From here you can sight great part of the panorama of Chota.

PARK "RONDERO"

Chota, "Cradle of the Rural" Beats, those that January 29 were born of 1977. In homage to these sacrificed peasants, the Park "Rondero" was built, in Av. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, fences to National Police's Command.

SQUARE OF BULLS "VIZCAINO"

The Monumental Bull ring "Vizcaíno" is denominated this way in memory to a Spanish bullfighter that lived in Chota. Their design is similar to the Square of Acho of Lima, built of concrete, it possesses alley and it has a seating capacity of 15,000 towns. Their taurine main celebration takes place with occasion of the Fair Saint John the Baptist, pattern of the town, the same one that is carried out the days 25, 26 and 27 of the month of June and that it has won in importance from its inauguration in a gradual and constant way until being possible to point out that XXI in the middle of century the races that compose the cycle are carried out with total formality, to full square, with the participation of bullfighters of all the nationalities, more and more serious livestock and a category that you can consider the second in the national season, after that of the Mr. of the Miracles that he/she is carried out in the Bull ring of Acho in Lima.

PARK "THE BULL"

In Chota, it is so big the liking to the bullfighting that there is side of the Bull ring, the Park of the Bull has been built, exhibiting a monument to a bull of breed, in the pedestal that sustains it, a Homage exists to the Pioneers of the Fair Saint John the Baptist and Construction of the Bull ring "Vizcaíno", with a badge recordatoria that contains its names.

"SACRED MÓNICA" CENTER SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RELIGIOUS

Imposing work of the Augustinian Priests Recoletos, inaugurated January 1 of the one 2003. Their construction was impelled by Rvdo. Father Severiano of Cáceres Anaya.

HILL "CROSS OF THE CENTURY"

To a side of the National School "San Juan", to 2 Km. of the Square of Owners of Chota, 5 minutes in mobility. This place is very frequented by people that visit this beautiful city, place where he/she is carried out the Via Crucis escenificando the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

RIVER CHOTANO

He/she is born among the hills Chiquirilla and Condorcancha in address YOU to the NO, he/she unites then with the gulch and Yuracyacu that Clarinorco is born in the hill, its waters are taken advantage of to irrigate the valley Lambayecano.

TUNNEL CONCHANO

This place shows two big works of regional importance: the exit the Tunnel that deviates the waters of the River Chotano toward Tinajones and the extension of the pumping of the new project of drinkable water for Chota.Also a beautiful landscape of the Valley "Doña Ana" that is to some 30 minutes of the City of Chota, going by the highway to Flagstones, to the height of the bridge "Bedoya", strays to the right toward the good known camp as "Tunnel Conchano."

FENCE OF TUCTUHUASI

One of the standing out of the department of Cajamarca, located in the part West of the city of Chota, it is formed by the river Chotano, irrigating the lands of their surroundings, toasting him/her a natural beautiful landscape to the beauty and wealth of their flora. According to legend the foundation of Chota, this valley was selected previously to found the city, act that was not carried out because Virgin María appeared in the place where you/he/she is at the moment the city of Chota.

GROTTOS DE NEGROPAMPA

Located to the South West of the city of Chota, in the Km. 19.20 and the highway that Chota-Bambamarca, from here it exists 3.5 km. of highway that takes 20 minutes until the grottos, in which you can appreciate the beauties of the stalactites and stalagmites of beautiful colors and in capricious ways, likewise in them we can find a lagoon of crystalline water, it is ideal for the adventure tourism.

CHULPAS DE NEGROPAMPA

Archaeological important seat, described minutely by Dr. Chains Gálvez, to 15 Km. of the city, they are big remains lithic type Chavín, they are also called Kullpi. On the whole they appear like underground tombs, where we find drawings, as the jaguar, animal that like it is known it was sacred among the Inca.

THE CHARMED FOREST DE CHUCUMACA

The sanctuary of Chucumaca has an extension of 20 Hás. The imagination of the visitors doesn't reach to explain the unusual and capricious figures, stony chiseled by the wind and the rain makes millions of years. The specialists affirm that the origin of this forest goes back to the tertiary era or cenozoica, about sixty million years ago, when the tectonic movements, the upset activity volcanic and strong erosion of the wind was arming this fabulous citadel of rocks. To arrive to the forest of stones he/she takes the same route that to the grottos of Negropampa, of there one walks 10 minutes and you arrives to the place.

CHULPAS DE CHETILLA

In the properties of the former Beautiful country property of Conchán, they were rediscovered, in September of 1969, remains and magnificent strengths Incan style. It seems that such an archaeological discovery refers to 17 chullpas that conform a complex of high quality. They are separate and united at the same time by capricious divisions denominated by the "malicious natural towers", to believe them with influence negative in the man. The test would indicate to make be supposed it is about a fortified citadel, built by powerful inhabitants of imperial Tahuantinsuyo or maybe preincaico, of the area of Huambos or perhaps Caxamarcas.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX DE PACOPAMPA

It is located in the district of Querocoto, distant to 99 Km. of the city of Chota and to 3 Km. of the district of Huambos, it is an archaeological complex with stone constructions with cement of mud. It belonged to the culture Pacopampa, it has an extension of 3Km².

CHULPAS DE CHURUCANCHA

Located in the district of Flagstones, approximately at 8Km. of the city of Chota, it is characterized by their excellent vestiges of the Incan time, which served like funeral towers of one to four floors, with compartments in their interiors.

THE ORANGE TREE AND ASHDIN

You dilute thermal located in the district from Chalamarca to 35 Km. of the city of Chota, in him one can enjoy a healthy bathroom, visiting this district finds very beautiful places as the waterfalls of Lauquin, Quinre, Jet Blanco and a wide variety of natural forests.

THE TOWERS DE CHIGUIRIP

Located in the district of Chiguirip, distant to 38 Km. of the city of Chota, they are Pre-Hispanic ruins with features of the culture Chavín, it contains engravings on high relief, the residents have united these stones to build their church. In this district they highlight the places of tourist interest as: The Grotto of Pichugán, the Hill The Indian, among other.

THE TWINS - PACCHA

Lithic constructions Inca Pre found in the community of Uñigán, district of Paccha, one of the admired districts in the county for the beauty of their valleys (Llaucano) and their carboniferous locations.

WATERFALL "CÓNDAC" TACABAMBA

Beautiful waterfall whose fall of water is of approximately 60 mts. It is located in the community of Solugán, district of Tacabamba, distant to 36 Km. of the city of Chota. The water when falling collides on the rocks whose splashes transform into microscopic drops that form infinity of rainbow of intense colors for refraction of the solar light. In their surroundings there is diversity of exotic flowers that perfume the place, forest of fruit-bearing with oranges, bananas and coffee plantations.

THERMAL BATHROOMS DE CHANCAY

To 22 Km. To the nor this of Santa Cruz's county, the main one is located and perhaps the diffused place of tourist interest, the bathrooms termomedicinales of Chancay, the visitor can enjoy a comfortable bathroom in the chlorine-sulfurous composition waters that reach a temperature of 38°C, and that, from last times they were employees for the cure and treatment of diverse illnesses, arthritis, rheumatism and other bony neurological wrongs. THE place that this to a height of 2,100 m.s.n.m, possesses a housing of 20 rooms for the rest and natural places full with greenery, beauty and serenity, to enjoy some days of camping site and to enjoy a reparative good rest.

ECOTURISMO

The geography of the county of Chota presents natural imposing and beautiful attractiveness, reason of admiration and invitation to the adventure. Among the natural forests we find reservations in Chadín, Ocshauilca, The Palm and The Farm, where timber species still exist as the romerillo, cedar, oak, lanche and huayacán; besides variety of medicinal, aromatic plants, ferns, etc. In Chota they also exist important sources of thermal waters in natural state and in acondicionamiento process for their appropriate use. They are for example Tacshana in Conchán, Cumpampa in Tacabamba, Oroya and Opa in Anguía, Ashdín and the Orange tree in Paccha, The Chapel in Choropampa. The different waterfalls of the county like Jet Blanco in Querocoto, Condac in Tacabamba, Laquín and the Burner in Chadín, they are also a tourist important attractiveness and among the lagoons although small, they are Mishacocha and Mishahuanga in Miracosta, Chiguirip, Segues in Cochabamba, The Barn in Conchán and Three Lagoons in Chota. For the lovers of adventures, the grottos or caverns of Negropampa, Pichugán, Mushulay among other is of forced visit. The most important and visited is that of Negropampa in the one that you/they are stalagmites and stalactites of capricious formations and dimensions, filtrations of water and underground lagoons that waste beauty.

Source: http://www.chota.org/portal/GuiaTur.htm




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