In Cusco, the festival of Corpus Christi begins when the patron saints and virgins from all the city’s parish churches gather on the Plaza de Armas. Loaded with Andean symbolism and accompanied by brass bands and brilliantly costumed dancers, Corpus Christi in Cusco is truly a sight to behold.
From January to December each year, the historic city of Cusco observes a virtually year round calendar of remarkable festivals. Whether religious, folkloric, or civic in nature, each festival is accompanied by spectacular displays of folkloric music and dance that render homage to the city’s rich history and cultural traditions.
Here are the highlights of the Cusco cultural calendar, with dates for 2018.
After visiting Casa Republica last month, it came as no surprise to learn that it had been listed by Travel+Leisure as one of the best places to travel in South America in January.
Casa Republica is the newest boutique hotel in Barranco and has much in its favor. To begin with, the property has an enviable location on the very lovely Avenida Saenz Pena. Dotted with scenic early 20th century mansions, this street draws locals and travelers seeking to experience the romantic atmosphere of Lima’s bohemian enclave by the sea.
Hotel Quinta Miraflores is one of a kind. With a great location in the heart of the city’s trendiest district, this beautiful 4-room boutique hotel is the the perfect place to experience Lima’s enticing mix of new and old. The owner is a pleasure to talk to. And both she and her staff are warm, friendly, and welcoming.
A big part of the job that we do here at Incas Expert is helping travelers make smart choices about where to stay during a trip to Peru. That’s why, beginning with capital city of Lima, we’re visiting hotels and passing on the intel to you.
Our latest discovery: Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels.
In 2017, Atemporal was named on Conde Nast’s Hot List of the best new hotels around the world. Notably, it was the only South American hotel to earn this distinction.
Four guest rooms in a gorgeous restored villa with a perfect location between the Miraflores center and the sea. For newcomers to Peru, Hotel de Autor (also known as Autor 1) could be the perfect home base for an introduction to the capital city of Lima.
If Hotel B were a person, it would be utterly chic, always well attired, and well mannered enough to make you feel like you’re the only person in the room. Basically charming and classy but cool.