Woman from Cuzco Dancing in Traditional Chola Dress

Romance of Barbaracha by Luis Nieto

Cuzco’s women demand attention. And Cuzco’s most famous poet of the twentieth century, Luis “El Cholo” Nieto Miranda gives it to them. He looks at the woman as a man of his time and place and invests her with the traits of Cuzco’s culture as he gives the opening of an important work. Titled after the emblematic Charango, a ten-stringed, small Andean instrument of Cuzco’s historic lower middle classes who were neither members of Indigenous communities nor urban elites, the cholos, Nieto gave his book the subtitle “A Cholo Romance”. Published in 1942, Its first poem, presented here in translation, is Romance de la Barbaracha or a Romance for Barbaracha.0 2042
Crema Volteada dessert

Fantasy Comes to Cuzco at Tres . Cafe

Just a half block from Cuzco’s popular Plaza de Armas, on Plateros Street, stands a small, warm, and colorful place, Tres . Cafe. Creatively designed, it transports you into a world of fantasy in its decorations and its division into two floors. It is a wonderful place to have a drink, eat a pastry, and use their internet while relaxing from the rigors of a visit to Cuzco.0 1323
Sheaves of Wheat

Holy, Nutritious, and Exotic Wheat

One can only imagine how strange Peru must have seemed to the Spaniards who arrived with the invading force and in the following years. Here they did not have most of the foods they knew at home. Instead, they found lots of corn (maize), hot peppers, and potatoes. Today these foods are common place and part of the Spanish diet, but then they may as well have come from Mars they were so strange. The first time Spanish crops were cultivated in Peru it must have struck the Spaniards as a marvel.0 1390
Smudging in the Ceremony
Customs, Food Culture

Cuzco Honors the Mother Earth on August First

This morning, early, Cuzco sprouted yellow confetti. It seems to be everywhere, a trail of yellow around the edge of houses and buildings. It is the Day of the Pachamama, the Lady of the Earth or Earth Mother, a time when people bless their houses and businesses by making the festive offering of yellow. Others will make an entire "payment" (pago) to the earth in a ritual meal that they burn so she can enjoy its smoke and be fed.0 1611
Rice with Soy Meat

Natural, a New Vegetarian Restaurant Serves up Food and Huaynos in San Blas

The sound of bouncing huaynos, a traditional music, reaches into the street to call people in. It is the sonoral … 1 1349

Most Popular Right Now


Ceviche in Cusco (By Erick Coraza)

Ceviche in Cusco

0 580

Would you like a croissant for your breakfast?

0 738
Anticuchos (Walter Coraza)

Anticucho Day, October 21

0 1281

folklore and legends

Yawar Fiesta (By Javier Prado)

The Yawar Fiesta

0 1443
Beware of Strange Dogs Following You (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Plaza de Mollepata


Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

0 989
Boarding a Taxi (David Knowlton)

There Were No Pumas Up There, A Taxi Tale

0 3828
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

0 2708
Archeology, Culture, history, Travel

Funeral Rites in Inca Times

Inca culture was characterized by its religious and magical beliefs where death and life were one. The being did not … 0 1427
Sunset in Cusco (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Cultura, history, tourism, Travel

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 5502
Huaca Mesa Redonda (Photo: Wayra)
Archeology, Culture, history

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 2969
Guaman Poma, Observing the Sun


One of the most important problems of astronomy and Inca calendar involves an evaluation of the identities and role of … 1 2842
Llamas y ausangate (https://www.instagram.com/p/-U9BPqovH_/)

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

download almost uapkmod here | the best resources android apps on uapkmod.com