The Lord of Qoyllor Riti

Some of the most important festivals of the department of Cusco are celebrated in June. The best known is perhaps the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, but the one with the greatest devotion and attendance is the Qoyllor Riti, considered to be one of the largest pilgrimages in America. On this festival around […]

The Land of Bread

The town of Oropesa, just 23 kilometers away from Cusco, is known as the bread capital of the region. It can be reached by traveling aproximately 1 kilometer from the main highway. Its name comes from the Marquesado of Villa Rica de Oropesa, founded by viceroy Francisco de Toledo, and it means “gold value”. Even […]

Los brujos de Huasao

Huasao es un pequeño pueblo que tiene una iglesia jesuita con un Cristo móvil. Entre sus calles se concentran muchos brujos y curanderos que ofrecen lectura de la hoja de coca, pagos a la tierra y otras técnicas de tipo adivinatorio, espiritual y de salud. Estos rituales recogen milenarias creencias andinas y simbologías y prácticas […]