Welcome to Huari
A small Quechua-speaking town barely clinging to the mountainside, Huari has nearly 360-degree mountain panoramas from its steep streets. Market day here is Sunday, when campesinos from surrounding towns descend on Huari to hawk fruits and vegetables. The annual town fiesta, Señora del Rosario, is held in early October and has a strange tradition of cat consumption (residents from Huari are jokingly referred to in Quechua as Mishikanka, which literally means ‘Deep-Fried Cats’ but more figuratively ‘Cat Eaters.’). The town has a small and modern Plaza de Armas and a larger Plaza Vigil (known as El Parque) one block away, where you’ll find the bus-company offices (buses leave from a terminal a few blocks away) and banks.