HUAROCONDO, the land of pork

The stoned town of Huarocondo is located between Anta and the Sacred Valley. It is known as the land of pork rinds and roasted pork, offered at their town square. Every Sunday there is a town fair that offers their famous pork based dishes, crafts, utensils, and farm products. The main attraction is their restored church with XVII century murals, and an apsidal chapel formed by a window in the back part of the temple where they exhibited images of saints to both the church and the exterior. The patron of this church is Virgen del Carmen and they celebrate their cult with music and dance in the second half of July.

Useful tips:

Location: 60 kilometers from Cusco and 20 kilometers from Urubamba, thru the Pachar canyon.

Entrance: no payment required

Recommendations: at certain times during the day, the light goes directly into the apsidal chapel creating a special effect.

Useful tips:

  • Location: 60 kilometers from Cusco and 20 kilometers from Urubamba, thru the Pachar canyon.
  • Entrance: no payment required
  • Tips: at certain times during the day, the light goes directly into the apsidal chapel creating a special effect.

Photos & Text by Iñigo Maneiro.

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