Traditional Remedies

San Pedro Medicinal Mineral Waters

Many people look for alternatives to be able to cure or alleviate the ills that affect them daily. One of the alternatives is to visit the medicinal waters of San Pedro.

These baths in the district of San Pedro, province of Canchis, are located to the south of the city of Cusco at approximately 140 km. Buses leave every day and at all hours, which facilitates a trip to this place.

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The Urubamba Sicuani terminal is located on the AV. Huayruropata in front of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium. From there, it costs 7.5 soles to get to the district of San and the route takes approximately 3 hours.

The way to the medicinal waters is flat and you can see lagoons, mountains, rivers, livestock and agriculture. If you are one of the people who like everything mentioned, you will surely have a good time.

When you get to San Pedro, head towards the central plaza of the district, where there are some monuments like the archaeological center of Raqchi. On the right side when looking at the church, the road continues. It is easy to distinguish as there are stalls selling containers: plastic bottles, glasses and jars.

The entrance fee per person is 5.00 soles and you can stay all day. The name of the medicinal waters is “Marcani Medicinal Mineral Waters” better known as medicinal waters of San Pedro.

A Young Man Drinking the Medicinal Water (Photo: Brayan Coraza Morveli)
A Young Man Drinking the Medicinal Water (Photo: Brayan Coraza Morveli)

Every day people come from different places and even more come when on holidays or weekends. The waters are a purgative. This can be confused since these are crystalline clean but they have a high sulfate content.

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From the entrance you can see a pool similar to the hot springs, but it is cold to treat different diseases such as rheumatism and bone pain. In the center of the complex is the source of medicinal waters where all people take the water to be able to drink and then use the bathroom.

A sign in the entrance that says “Take Water with Faith”

This place is very busy. It also has games for children while they wait, a wishing well, and stalls that sell natural yogurt and some broths to relieve the after the effects of water.

San Pedro Medicinal Mineral Waters (Photo: Brayan Coraza Morveli)
San Pedro Medicinal Mineral Waters (Photo: Brayan Coraza Morveli)

The district of San Pedro in the Province of Canchis is a place visited by the blessed to possess the Medicinal Waters of Marcani.

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Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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