Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Juli, a town in the Puno-region situated in the southeast of Peru, is also better known as the Rome of the Americas because of its beautiful architecture and temples in colonial style, similar to the ones in Rome. The town is back on its track to recover its splendour. Juli wants to become a centre for tourists who love culture.

Juli – also called “the Jewel of Puno” – was founded in Colonial times by the Dominicans. The main goal of those Dominicans was to build religious temples. In these temples, they wanted to prepare missions for evangelism across South America. (more…)

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Most sustainable city of Peru and Latin America: Machu Picchu

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Machu Picchu Town is now the most sustainable city in Latin America and Peru. This has been achieved, thanks to the good management of the organic and inorganic waste in the district.

On Friday, the 5th of April, they opened in the Machu Picchu Town an organic waste recovery factory; the perfect proof that the town is now a sustainable city. (more…)

Russian Exhibition about ancient Peruvian Civilizations and Artifacts

Wednesday April 03, 2019
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There is a new exhibition held in The Russian Museum of Ethnography in the Marble Hall in Sint-Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is called “The Gold of the Inca Empire. God. Power. Eternity. 2000 Years of a Great Civilization”. It is dedicated to the interesting and memorable past of Ancient Peru.

In the exhibition, visitors can admire 86 valuable and original objects from the ancient Peruvian civilisations. All these objects have a personal message that the modern man. (more…)

Celebration Tupaykanakuy 2019 in Apurimac with dancing and singing

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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The Carnival of Tupaykanakuy took place on Saturday, March 16. Tupaykanakuy is a meeting of families: in total, about 400 000, from Apurimac, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Ucayali and Huancavelica participate in the event.

The party of carnivals is still very lively in the towns of different provinces of Peru. This Tupaykanakuy event took place in the San Jeronimo district, located in the Apurimac region. (more…)

Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

Cusco Readies for Inti Raymi

Tuesday June 21, 2016
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Inti Raymi, or Festival of the Sun, will take place this Friday, June 24th in Cusco, Peru. This is a celebration that the Incas observed every year, and the Cusco locals continue in their tradition.

As Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire, the city held much significance, so this important festival was practiced here. The Inti Raymi festival is very similar to the New Years celebrations that we have at the beginning of January.

The Incas chose to celebrate at this time of the year because it marks the end of the harvest period and the start of the vernal equinox. (more…)

Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016
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The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. (more…)

Thousands enjoy the famous Pachamanca dish in Peru

Tuesday April 05, 2016
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The Cuasimodo Regional Fair recently took place in Huancayo, where cooks began preparing the famous Pachamanca dish at 3:00 that morning.

Pachamanca is a famous dish that uses many meats and vegetables. It is cooked underground using hot rocks and seasonings. The hot rocks are placed in a hole in the ground to create a make-shift oven and the meat is covered with corn leaves to create a roasting effect.

Almost 8,000 people attended the event and had the opportunity to eat Pachamanca. (more…)

Holy Week in Ayacucho: the biggest religious festival in Peru

Wednesday March 16, 2016
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With the anticipation of Holy Week, the Andean city of Ayacucho prepares for its annual celebrations. Huge structures are built, blankets of flowers are arranged, candlelit processions are organized, dances are choreographed, and bulls are prepped.

Ayacucho is rich in history and is perfect for the celebrations of Holy Week. It has 33 churches, which represent each year of Jesus Crist´s life on earth. It boasts cobble-stoned streets, beautiful architecture from colonial times, and a past tainted by the Shining Path era. All of these things come to light during the Holy Week festivities. (more…)

New Study Shows Pre-Columbian Peoples More Diverse than Previously Believed

Tuesday June 02, 2015
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The pre-columbian peoples of Peru were more diverse than we ever imagined, claims a team of anthropologists from the United States. Their findings come as support for the theory that there was significant variation before Europeans arrived on the scene.

The team of anthropologists studied the skulls of pre-Columbian skeletons searching for small but important differences. These differences help scientists understand where people came from, who their ancestors were in other words, and how these people interacted. (more…)

Extra Protection for National Parks Puno

Friday May 22, 2015
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News from Puno. Puno is a well-known area for its bio diversity. The landscape is incredible as the Andes Mountains reach nearly 6km above sea level looking down over the Peruvian amazon at only 400m. Here are many species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. The area is home to iconic animals such as the Jaguar. Unfortunately in many areas local ecosystems face severe threats from urbanization, pollution, climate change and invasion from foreign species to name a few.

The current protection plan covers about 11% of the total area, but there are now plans to increase this to 23%. (more…)

Cave Paintings Dating to 7,000 BC in Southern Peru Remain Unprotected and Unkown

Tuesday March 24, 2015
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Vilavilani cave in southern Peru houses some of the country’s most stunning ancient cave paintings, yet it is relatively unknown and unprotected. The paintings display scenes of the early hunters and gathers of Peru in an astounding array of colors from bright reds, yellows, oranges and browns to whites, blacks and greens. The Vilavilani cave is located in the Palca district in the region of Tacna.

Little is known about these paintings as little attention has ben paid to them. Through comparison to the near-by paintings in the caves of Toquepala (more…)

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