The monumental Bethlehem is located in the 6 block of Jiron Belen, facing the Square of the same name. Built in the eighteenth century and is a historical monument of unique importance Colonial.This monument is the church of Bethlehem. The whole complex occupies almost half a block.
Attached to the church is the medical museum, a building that at one time was the hospital of men. Across the street, Jr. Junín is a building that, in another time, was the women’s hospital, now converted into Archaeological Museum – Ethnological and the cemetery that also once, was used as the “morgue “city.
One of the one of the architectural works of the colony, among them its the Conjunto monumental de Cajamarca. Its a group of buildings made in the 17th and 18th century by the religious order of Bethlemitas. at the beggining this plas was like a Hospital to local children.
The first impresion is that all the buildings are like a grandiose churches, but the place were a Hospitals.
Its good to know that Belen Church wasn´t finished, but have a facade baroque very impresive. This place was in operation until the mid-1960s