Cultural in Cuzco

Inti Raymi

Cuzco’s most important festival, the ‘Festival of the Sun’ is held on June 24. Visitors from throughout Peru and the world join the whole city celebrating in the streets with dancing and parades. The festival culmin…
Festival in Ollantaytambo

Señor de Choquechilca

Occurring during Pentecost in late May or early June, the town’s most important annual event commemorates the local miracle of the Christ of Choquechilca, when a wooden cross appeared by the Incan bridge. It’s celeb…
Cultural in Cuzco


Less well-known than June's spectacular Inti Raymi are the more traditional Andean rites of this festival, which is held at the foot of Ausangate the Tuesday before Corpus Christi, in late May or early June.
Festival in Ollantaytambo

Día de los Reyes Magos

Epiphany is celebrated on January 5 to 8, when residents of surrounding communities arrive on foot to Ollanta to celebrate the arrival of the three kings. Following a procession, there are traditional dances and a b…
Religious in Cuzco

Corpus Christi

Held on the ninth Thursday after Easter, Corpus Christi usually occurs in early June and features fantastic religious processions and celebrations in the cathedral.
Festival in Cuzco

Santuranticuy Artisan Crafts Fair

A crafts fair is held in the Plaza de Armas on December 24 (Christmas Eve).
Cultural in Cuzco

El Señor de los Temblores

This procession through the Plaza de Armas takes place on Holy Monday, the Monday before Easter. It dates to the earthquake of 1650. El Señor de los Temblores' crucifix of the savior (now charred with soot) is consi…
Religious in Cuzco

Crucifix Vigil

On May 2 to 3, a Crucifix Vigil is held on all hillsides with crosses atop them.