Huayllabamba, land of corn

Huayllabamba is a community in the Sacred Valley located 15 minutes from Urubamba, on the way to Pisac. It is known as the capital of corn because of the quality and size of the corn from their fields.  Huayllabamba, which in quechua means prairie or marshy plain, celebrates the virgin Natividad or Mamacha Natacha every […]

Chinchero: One of the best textiles in Cusco.

Textile community located at 3,800 above sea level at the road connecting Cusco to the Urubamba valley. Their textile work is one of the best in the region. There is also a huge archaeological site that includes walls, squares and terraces near the Chinchero church, a temple made of stone and adobe, rich in murals […]

Bienvenidos a Tierra Viva Arequipa!

Tipon: cult to water

It is one of the most amazing expressions of hydraulic engineering of the Incas. Besides it agriculture importance, it plays an important role in their cult to water, which originates in the Pachatusan mountain, the main Apu of Cusco city. It was probably built by Amaru Inca and the most peculiar thing is that the […]

Qorikancha

The “Golden Palace” was one of Cusco’s most important temples. In it, they worshipped the Sun king (Inti). In 1633, the Dominicans built their convent on top of it, which was generously decorated by the Incas with gold. It is also known as the Santo Domingo convent. The cedar decorations of the dome, the Spanish […]