The Ransom Room of AtahualpaThis small room is believed to be the place where the Inca Empire’s demise began with the capture of the Emperor Atahualpa. Held for ransom by Spanish conquistadors, Atahualpa hoped to obtain his liberty by promising to fill one room with gold, and two others with silver and precious stones high enough to reach his upstretched arm, hence the name “Ransom Room.” The treasure was delivered, but Francisco Pizarro executed the hostage anyway with a garrot around his throat.

Location Access
Province:Cajamarca
Distance:
Time:
N/A5 minutes from the
main square
District:Cajamarca
Locality
Reference:
Historical Center of
Cajamarca
Site Details
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Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
To enter you
need an Urban
Center Tourist
Ticket
9:00 – 13:00 and
15:00 – 18:00
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