Santurantikuy, Christmas Eve
Customs

Christmas Eve Santurantikuy Market in Cuzco

Christmas Eve the Plaza de Armas, the main square, blossoms with a Christmas market. Under gray skies and sometimes rain, people filled with joy still fill the square to go from stand to stand where Cuzco’s many craftsmen display and sell their wares year after year. Called Santurantikuy, Quechua for “to sell a saint” the market is a Cuzco tradition.0 1669
Gifts and Hot Chocolate
Customs, Food Culture

Hot Chocolate and Togetherness in Cuzco

Christmas in Cuzco is a time of much demand for products and services, commercialism is strong, but it is also a time of brotherhood. To build this solidarity many groups in the City organize feasts, dinners and especially what are called chocolatadas in honor of the birth of the Christ Child.1 1325
Slice of Panetón
Customs, Food Culture, Traditional Food

Sweet Bread and Christmas in Cuzco

A tall wedge of lightly citrusy bread laden with colorful fruit goes with Christmas in Peru, like the Inca Pachacutec … 0 2548
San Francisco
Cuzco Neighborhoods

Plaza San Francisco

One of Cuzco’s most popular plazas and one with much culture and tradition is the Plaza San Francisco, some three … 1 3290
Plaza de Regocijo
Commentary, Restaurants

Government and Types of Restaurants in Cuzco

The city of Cuzco claims a wide variety of restaurants. They offer a diversity of food and in the last … 0 1169

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FOOD CULTURE

Limones (Foto)

Peruvians sell with Brilliance

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Ceviche in Cusco

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folklore and legends

Celebrando el carnaval en la Plaza de Armas (Walter Coraza Morveli)

THE MAGIC OF CARNIVAL IN CUSCO

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Yawar Fiesta (By Javier Prado)

The Yawar Fiesta

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Beware of Strange Dogs Following You (Walter Coraza Morveli)
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Starting The Fiestas of Cusco in The Temple of Qoricancha (Walter Coraza Morveli)

Cusco’s 2019 Holiday Calendar

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Nacimiento del niño Jesus (Walter Coraza)

Literature

Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

Rumi Maqui, A Forgotten Hero

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Boarding a Taxi (David Knowlton)

There Were No Pumas Up There, A Taxi Tale

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

The Multiple Spanishes of Cusco

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Passion and Color, a Parade in honor to Cusco! (Hebert Huamani Jara)
Culture, history

Huaylia Chumbivilcana

The huaylia Chumbivilcana is a cultural tradition that includes the genres of music and dance. Its peculiar characteristic comes from … 0 379
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 1766
Day of Dead in Almudena Cemetery (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Culture, Events, history, news

Andean Funeral Culture: Activities at the Almudena Cemetery Museum

From the 25th of October to the 30th of November in Patrimonial Museum of the Almudena Cemetery, on the occasion … 0 2671
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 5896
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 3126

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