Request information

Cusco city: Cruz Velacuy on May 3rd

01 April 2016

The festivities are held on May 3 in the whole area of ​​Cusco and very hubbub universal sense, is to worship the cross.

This festival originates in the early decades of the eighteenth century. When I was a relatively humble and / or modest without maginifisencia that today has private family holiday at the time. The cross is a symbol of Christianity equally for Catholics is the representation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, after the Spanish conquest occur, the cross was one of the elements of struggle and ideological fight to evangelize the Americans and also to facilitate your submission and worship were mandatory and its use in the new world, "grubbers idolatrous" (Catholic priests) to destroy their sanctuaries Inca (Inca idols) were careful to place crosses in place.

The celebration of the cross normally has a butler or "carguyoq" the person who accepted voluntarily organize and pay most of the expenses for the holding, who is almost always a person with resources and owner of a house where an altar to rise to the cross.

The start of the festival is the day on May 2 with the removal or lowering of the crosses from the hilltops or shrines where they are.

Offers 2019

Ayahuasca in Tambopata

USD 449.00 426.55

Full Tour in Cusco + Ollantaytambo

USD 591.00 561.45

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Puno

USD 808.00 767.6

Tambopata & Taricaya

USD 255.00 242.25

Travel Blog

Inca Trail: living the past 16 March 2019

Inca Trail: living the past

A way of living in the present Inca culture is visiting Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail, 4 days and 3 nights to tread the soil that our Incas stepped on, to go back in time through beautiful landscapes. Located in the Andes mountain range, the road passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. ...
read more (+)

More from Blog

Urb Aprovite A-16, San Jeronimo, Cusco, Perú
Phone / Whatsapp: +51 984 763 998

We accept the following payment methods without additional charges