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COUNTY OF SAN MIGUEL


San Miguel's town is wrapped by a majestic landscape, plethoric in forms and shades.

When one ascends from the valley, gradually he/she leaves spying their magnificent panorama paisajístico.

A full environment of a clear one walks, sprinkled of old forests of eucalyptuses, sieged for capricious somber that surround the city.

San Miguel of Pallaques is the capital city of the district and county of the same name, dista to 40 kilometers of San Pablo's county and 105.5 km. of Cajamarca.

It is located 2,620 m.s.n.m., it was founded by the Spaniards before Francisco's dramatic encounter Pizarro with Atahualpa in November of 1532.

The population sanmiguelina is welcoming and very hospital, the Andean surrounded city of beautiful landscapes, you/he/she still maintains a gentle appearance that is transformed during the month of September the celebrations of her worshipped image, "San Miguel Archangel", and her central day is the one 29.

This city was the cradle that he/she saw be born to the notable and distinguished political, extinct Dr. Alfonso Barrantes Lingán that was elected Alcalde from metropolitan Lima.

TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS OF SAN MIGUEL'S COUNTY

THE BIGGEST SQUARE DE THE CITY

The line of the Square bigger than San Miguel's city, goes back to the colonial time, respecting the outline fundacional of the Spaniards. In the contours of the Square they are located the following Institution it is: Main church, provincial Municipality, Government, Sectoral Police station of PNP and the Mixed provincial Tribunal. The Square of Weapons shines in its central part on the pileta to its worshipped image: "Archangel San Miguel."

MAIN CHURCH OF SAN MIGUEL

San Miguel's Main Church is of adobe and erected one of the highest of the country. It exposes in the external part of the temple with view to the Square of Weapons a Swiss showy clock in their central part. The work was culminated in the year 1911. The Cathedral of having purified colonial architecture and their clear forms evoke the simplicity and the insatiable desire for the virtue of people of the place. In the initial years of the XX century, the Church is built to surrender cult and homage to the gentleman. It is so in the year 1901, being a mayor Mr. Roberto Serrano, the construction of the church began. It was built entirely of adobe with brick arcades and three ships, until reaching the impressive height 39 meters, including the cross. The plans were made by the Architect Daniel Holguín. He/she also has in one of their lateral walls inside the main same church, a beautiful painting of the "Virgin of the Arch" the first Christian employer of the sanmiguelinos, showing Virgin María's image, classified among the most beautiful in Peru.

BRIDGE DE CALICANTO

Built beautiful bridge at the end of the XIX century. Located to two kilometers of San Miguel's city. During the mayor's Hyacinth command Barrantes the stone bridge was built on the river San Miguel. In a rocky and uneven area, the bridge was lifted with calicanto brick. In one of the sides of the bridge the inscription can be read: I "pay of San Miguel's children 1882." Their strength is such that until today it is used for the vehicular transport, for this bridge he/she leaves toward: Tourist Villa of Jangalá and there to know its Windows, the District of Llapa, San Silvestre of Cochán and also to go to the city of Cajamarca; also it is good for the displacement of people.

THE TOURIST VILLAGE DE JANGALA AND THEIR WINDOWS

Tourist and Archaeological beautiful Center, located to 04 km. of San Miguel's capital city. In this place the Archaeological Reservation of Jangalá is located. (Hill Blanco). Of there the basin of the river Puclush is observed and of the valley Jequetepeque that opens up and it lowers toward the coast. According to publication of Anropóloga Nativity Vásquez Pérez here would be the funeral Camera of Inca Atahualpa. "All the revenues and accesses are covered with rock of volcanic tufa and sedimentary rock, with the intention of forming hills and that these they are mimicked with the natural" relief.(Source: Prehispanic Library - Culture Moche). There it is located archaeological well-known vestiges as "The Windows of Jangalá" beautiful niches worked in stone, which continue being investigated, for well-known archaeologists and anthropologists. The windows are conformed by a group of cavities dug in the rocky blooming to the south of the suitable village. Jangalá is a beautiful villorrio, located in an end of the Band. It is a gentle place where the residents sanmiguelinos look for esparcimiento and alone. For their strategic position, since from there it is observed the basin of the river so much San Miguel, of Puclush, and of the valley that opens up toward the coast, it is probable that it has been a watchtower luck in times pre-of Christopher Columbus. Fence of there he/she is archaeological well-known vestiges as the Windows of Jangalá: beautiful niches worked in stone, which are investigated conscientiously.

PINK SAINT'S LAGOON

This mirror of water is located San Miguel close, in Santa Rosa's Village. It is usually frequented by those that look for beautiful landscapes and for those who make country long walks. A legend counts that in the depth of its you are flooded it finds submerged a mythical bell. It is also said that at the beginning of the XX century it was possible to rescue her, for transporting it in several load beasts toward San Miguel; he/she went escorted with music, and being near the city, this one returned flying for the air.

THE THERMAL BATHROOMS DE QUILCATE

For their multiple benefits for the health. The Thermal Bathrooms of Quilcate are visited in the months of the year. The river San Miguel in his journey suffers a flaw, bursting his bed in a beautiful show, very close to the city. Vaporienta fog rises from the depth of a dark puddle, where the cascade gives consummation to its foamy collapse.

GREAT CAPAC ÑAN OR INCA GREAT ROAD

San Miguel of Pallaques is also flanked by another very important route, GREAT CAPAC ÑAN or INCA GREAT ROAD that it almost traffics the whole central mountain with their more than 2,500 kilometers in our current territory and in our county it happens and it integrates the districts of Tongod and Catilluc (you Dilute thermal and medicinal of Quilcate) continuing the road for the high part of Llapa (Uchuquinua) and San Silvestre of Cochán. It continues for the high part of the district of Tumbadén (San Pablo) and going down Cajamarca (Via Farm Porcón) and continuing their journey for the whole Tawantinsuyo. This road had several brunches to lower toward the coast being one of more importance in the north part, (current Caxamarca) the route continued by the Spaniards. Finally throughout these Inca roads they are the real tambos that were places of rest and of provisioning of food and dress that the walkers and Chasquis used) each 30 Km. Cápac Ñan. The system Incan Vial is perhaps the physical most tangible evidence in the consistency and magnitude of the Incan Empire. San Miguel has the privilege like few counties of having the Inca (Route continued by the Spaniards) great Road that integrates to the districts of San Miguel's county like: Nanchoc, Bolívar, Niepos, Dilutes Blanca, the Grassland, San Miguel, Llapa and San Silvestre of Cochán. There are photographic many takings hung in the web like the one that expose, and that it corroborates of the existence of the Great Road Víal of the Inca that you can visit, in a fascinating adventure tourism for the memory.

GULCH DE MANDINGUES IN BOLIVAR

Bolívar's district is in San Miguel's department county from Cajamarca to 1,050 m.s.n.m. Of the summit it is observed the limits of San Gregorio's districts, Niepos, Nanchoc and also sighting the native and natural beautiful and intangible forests of Miravalles (Niepos). As well as the whole coastal valley of the territory of the county of Chiclayo.

THE CASTLE DE CONCHAN

It is a natural splendid work of art. The Castle of Cochán is a megalithic superb monument, and it is located 25 kilometers of San Miguel's city. It is an Incan huaca from where you can locate the limits with Cajamarca and era the route for where Chasquis lowered toward the coast.

WINDOWS DE QUILCATE

The showy windows of Quilcate, located in the district of Catilluc, sighting on a rocky elevation their windows, similar to those of Jangalá. There the existence of successive niches worked in stone and platforms staggered in form of niches are identified.

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