Customs, Cuzco Neighborhoods, Travel

Scenes of Cuzco’s Living Culture

Older Woman of Cuzco Warming Herself in the Sun

Cuzco has a strong and living culture. It is not just a staging grounds for visits to archeological sites, impressive though those are, but a place with a rich way of life of its own that has deep connections to the present, to the Spanish colonies, and to Inca times.

While walking its streets, visiting its traditional neighborhoods, its parks, its plazas, its markets, and its narrow streets, we meet its people and see lots of their culture in action. We get to know and live their traditions and current life marked by a strong and living culture.

In what follows Cuzco Eats gives you images of the capital of Tawantinsuyo, the Whole of Four Parts, that continues to live in the streets of Cuzco in our day.

Hollyhock Showng Cuzco's Love of Flowers and their Meaning
Hollyhock Showng Cuzco’s Love of Flowers and their Meaning
Cuzco's Young Women Dressed in Traditional Clothes for a Festival
Cuzco’s Young Women Dressed in Traditional Clothes for a Festival
Young Couple Sharing a Moment in Cuzco's Plaza
Young Couple Sharing a Moment in Cuzco’s Plaza
Family Sitting on a Bench in the Plaza of San Blas
Family Sitting on a Bench in the Plaza of San Blas
Diviner's Paraphernalia, Including Dried Condor's Head, in San Blas
Diviner’s Paraphernalia, Including Dried Condor’s Head, in San Blas
A Man Porting Carrying Cloths (Queperinas) while Selling in the Streets of Cuzco
A Man Porting Carrying Cloths (Queperinas) while Selling in the Streets of Cuzco
The Staff of the Twelve Cornered Stone Inca Resting by Merchandise
The Staff of the Twelve Cornered Stone Inca Resting by Merchandise
Silver Antiques for Sale in the Streets of Cuzco
Silver Antiques for Sale in the Streets of Cuzco
Inca Mime Resting by the Merced Church from Standing and Giving Messages for Tips
Inca Mime Resting by the Merced Church from Standing and Giving Messages for Tips
The Fountain of San Blas by Night
The Fountain of San Blas by Night
Yawning Man with Rue and Knitted Caps (Chullos) Hoping to Sell in the Street
Yawning Man with Rue and Knitted Caps (Chullos) Hoping to Sell in the Street
Boys Looking out at the City
Boys Looking out at the City
Family Selling Hanidcrafts in Street
Family Selling Hanidcrafts in Street
The Chapel of Santa Teresa
The Chapel of Santa Teresa
Cuzco's Cathedral with a Tourist by Its Side
Cuzco’s Cathedral with a Tourist by Its Side
Fresh Corn Right out of Hot Water and Fresh Cheese for Sale
Fresh Corn Right out of Hot Water and Fresh Cheese for Sale
A Grandmother Watching LIfe Go By
A Grandmother Watching LIfe Go By

 

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