Living the festival of Holy Virgin of Candelaria

Posted 12/02/14 by & filed under Alive cultures.

Among the many ancient feasts that are still celebrated in Peru, the Virgin of Candelaria festival stands out for being the most colorful and massive of them all, a symbol of the religious syncretism among aymara, quechua and spanish culture that is revealed through the dance of the peculiar characters that are part of its… Read more »

Land of the clay little bulls

Posted 26/03/13 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Pucara´s main square, where the church of Santa Isabel is constructed in stone and located in its high part, concentrates all the activity of this small locality Quechua located about 100 kilometers from Puno, on the road to Cusco.

The floating islands of Uros

Posted 20/03/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

This group of artificial islands, which number ranges between 40 and 50, is located off the Bay of Puno, about 6 kilometers from the city. These floating islands built with totoras or rushes that are born in the Titicaca and over which stand the different living spaces: bedrooms, schools, stores, etc.. The islands are anchored… Read more »

Lampa, the pink city

Posted 10/01/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

The tiny town of Lampa is located about 25 kilometers from Juliaca, inside Puno´s highlands. The Santiago Apostol Church, built in stone is one of the most important buildings of the city. Inside this church there is an identical replica of Michelangelo´s la pieta, capping a stunning black marble mausoleum of Mr. Torres Bellón, who… Read more »

Turkani´s Puya Raimondii forest

Posted 08/11/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

On the highlands of Tinajani, we can find Tarukani. Considered the largest Puya Raimondii forest in the world. Puya Raimondii are gigantic and primitive plants that belong to the pineapple family. This plant has a large inflorescence formed by 15000 small white and yellow flowers that are pollinated by hummingbirds. Once the plant blooms it… Read more »

Tinajani´s Stone Forest

Posted 03/08/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Tinajani is a broad ichu grass valley, where stands an imposing forest of gigantic rocks, crossed by a small stream of cold water. Hills and stone walls take characteristic forms due to the erosive action of wind and rain. In some areas the lower part of the walls there are some tombs and chulpas, where… Read more »