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19 Things To Do for Christmas in Cusco

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19 Things To Do for Christmas in Cusco
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19 Things To Do for Christmas in Cusco

If you are looking for something different for the Christmas holidays this year, a Christmas vacation in Peru could be just perfect for you! Christmas in Peru, as in other South American countries, is a unique experience. It´s probably very different than you are used to, with many new things to see and do!

Christmas in Cusco

On the days before Christmas, the beautiful town of Cusco will become the vibrant center of celebrations for both tourists and Andean people, who maintain many traditions and customs of the Quechua people. Cusco is an ideal spot for travelers, with an impressive infrastructure of hotels, cafes, restaurants and so on. Soak up the Cusco Christmas spirit and enjoy a magical Christmas time in Peru with our 19 Things to Do for Christmas in Cusco. (more…)

Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

20 Dec
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Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

If you’re far away from home traveling in Peru during Christmas time, are you lucky, because Christmas in Peru, and especially in Cusco, is beautiful! Exploring the new customs and traditions of the Peruvian culture will make for memories that will last you a lifetime.
 

When is Christmas celebrated in Peru?

Like in many other countries, Christmas is also celebrated in Cusco on 24th and 25th of December. It is a very special time of the year to spend time with family and have a special Christmas dinner together. A great variety of dishes can be found during Christmas time in Peru, depending on the family and the region. Most families in Cusco gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate a big meal together, exchange gifts, and put baby Jesus in their Nativity Scenes at midnight on the 24th.
 

What are the typical Peruvian Christmas dishes?

You may be wondering what typical dishes the people of Cusco eat during Christmas…
Prepare yourself to try the classical stuffed turkey, lechón (roast pig), roast beef (asado de res), baked guinea pig and much more. The chicken (gallina) and guinea pig (cuy) are some of the very ancient and traditional dishes that the Incas ate before the European and North American influence arrived in Peru.
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What to do for Christmas in Cusco

20 Dec
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What to do for Christmas in Cusco

It’s Christmas time in Peru and for all those travelers and tourists, Cusco is a great place to spend the Christmas and new Years Eve. The beautiful old inca town, maintaining all it’s traditions and many habits and costums of the Quechua people, is at the same time a small cosmopolitan travelers hub with a good infrastructure of cafes, bars, restaurnants, travel agencies and souvenir shops.  Here you can find some tips on What to Do for Christmas in Cusco!

In Christmas days, Cusco is bright and busy, full of small Christmas markets. People are buying Peruvian gifts, textiles, incense, candles, ceramics and other handicrafts and of course also sweets, breads, cake, food and clothes.

Christmas in Cusco is characterized by the birth of Jesus and you can see this in the many ‘nacimientos’ in the diffirent churches and other places. A “nacimiento” is a constructions if a Nativity scene with Jesus, Mary, the deciphels and some animals, mostly made out of ceramcis. Many people have those nacimientos in their living rooms at home, and you can also see big one at the Plaza de Armas or other Plazas in Cusco. (more…)