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What to do for Easter in Cusco?

Easter is one of the most important religious holidays in the world and the millenary Cusco is no exception. During those dates, many tourists take advantage of this vacation to visit Machu Picchu and it is advisable to buy the train to the Inca Citadel in advance.

How it is celebrated?

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Palm Sunday is the beginning of Easter and in the city of Cusco the traditional blessing of Ramos is performed, and then pay tribute to Jesus Christ with a massive procession.
  • Place: Cathedral Basilica
  • Time of blessing of Ramos: Usually from 9 in the morning

Central Day and in which the procession of the historical Lord of the Tremors takes place. The faith of its inhabitants was born when a series of tremors hit the region and when the Christ of the Good Death was exhibited, the telluric movements calmed down.

  • Place: Cusco Cathedral

The celebration begins with a staging of the way of the Cross that ends in Saqsaywaman. The Hampi Rantikuy (Medicinal Plant Fair) will be held in parallel. Also, families prepare 12 typical dishes. It is said that the number of plates is in the representation of the 12 apostles of Jesus.

  • Place: Plaza San Francisco

To end the reflective Holy Week, the Archbishop of Cusco organizes a mass in the Cathedral that will be the starting point for a great procession that will bring together all the devotees.

After these activities, the best of the region’s gastronomy will be offered in the main streets of Cusco to delight all visitors with dishes such as tasty chicken broth, empanadas, white corn candy, tamales, and cakes.

  • Place: Cusco Cathedral / Plaza de Armas.
  • Time: Usually 11:00 a.m.

Is Machu Picchu open during Easter?

Yes, Machu Picchu will be open during the Easter holidays. On these dates, you will find national and international tourists willing to get to know the Inca citadel. Therefore, we recommend buying your train tickets in advance so that you have the opportunity to get to know a Wonder of the World. We recommend that for your visit to Cusco and Machu Picchu you bring plastic ponchos, umbrellas and/or waterproof jackets, sunscreen and repellent.

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