Holy week in Cusco

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Semana Santa en Cusco - Procesión del Señor de los Temblores

Catholic Religious commemoration and Andean. On Holy Monday, the Plaza de Armas of Cusco brings about 80 thousand devotees to receive the blessing of the Lord of the Earthquakes, considered the Jury Pattern of the city. The devotion of the people of Cusco shown in this religious celebration that is transmitted by various local media.


  • On Palm Sunday is performed the traditional blessing of Palm, procession and Eucharistic celebration at the Basílica Cathedral from 9:00 on the morning.
  • Unlike other celebrations, Holy Week  in Cusco has as main day on Holy Monday because on that date is the procession Jury Pattern of Cusco, the Lord of the Earthquakes. The Archbishop of the city offers Communion Mass at the Cathedral, from 8:00am, Masses are held every hour until 12 noon in honor of the image.
  • The Holy Friday has as main scenario of the San Francisco Square where starts the ordeal to the Cross of Pope located in Saqsaywaman, organized by the Convent of San Francisco. In parallel is performed the Hampi Rantikuy or exhibition of medicinal plants which are sold by farmers from far away, highlights the purchase of crossings thorns are grown naturally, these crosses are placed behind the cusqueños doors homes to protect them from evil.


  • Palm Sunday: March 20, 2016
  • Holy Monday: March 21, 2016
    • Procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes, from 3:00 pm. Route: Plaza de Armas, Plateros Street, Santa Teresa, Heladeros Street , Iglesia de la Merced, Mantas Street, Plaza de Armas, Cathedral.
    • Blessing of the Lord of the Earthquakes, 7:00 pm
  • Holy Thursday: March 24, 2016
  • Holy Friday: March 25, 2016