Massing in the Plaza at Holy Week
Customs, Food Culture

Holy Week in Cuzco

Without doubt, the expectations for this week are really great. During this time the city of Cuzco will receive a great quantity of visitors from all over who come to enjoy an extra long vacation declared by the national government to encourge tourism by sharing with us this Catholic tradition.0 1118
Taking Palm Frond Crosses to Church
Customs, Food Culture

Palm Sunday in Cuzco

Cuzco enters into a period of ritual intensity, today, with Palm Sunday. The plaza will fill with people buying and carrying palm fronds, some going to mass and others not, as Catholicism and Cusco come together and split. Whether Catholics in the style favored by the Archbishop or not, the people enter into the holiest days of the year, when intensity and passion fill the plaza, streets and homes of this Inca city with some five hundred years of Catholicism.0 1190
Weaving the Lliqlla

Color and Beauty in Cuzco’s Hand Woven Lliqllas,

There are many different ways of artistic expression in the City of Cuzco as well as ways of making your … 0 1232
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Customs, Food Culture

Street Vendors of Cuzco

An army of vendors makes their way daily into Cuzco’s streets.  Some have licenses and permits, as well as formal … 0 1022
Potatoes for Sale
Food Culture, Ingredients

The Mystery of Potatoes

Hidden beneath the earth, potatoes are growing in Cuzco.  Soon it will be harvest time and they will be lifted … 3 1186

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History and Information About Cusco

Important points of the history of Cusco starting from the Plaza de Armas. In Inca times, what is today the … 0 3689
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Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’

Mama Qaqa or better known as ‘Mother Stone’ is present among the wak’as (or huaca. A wak’a (Quechua) is an … 0 1550
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Llamas and their importance in the Andean World

Llamas are domestic animals from the Camelidae family and are common in the Peruvian Andes. It was a very important … 0 594
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