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Curahuasi: The World`s Capital of Anis

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Curahuasi: The World`s Capital of Anis

Curahuasi, a prosperous city of magical landscapes, has one of the best climates in Peru, with a spectacular valley and diverse ecological levels. Due to its strategic location, it is part of the new tourist corridor Cusco, Ancahuasi (Killarumiyoq), Limatambo (Tarawasi), Saywite and Choquequirao, as it has a considerable variety of archaeological, cultural and ecological resources.

 

To enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the "Perla del Apurímac", you start from the city of Cusco (107 km - 2 hours of travel) passing through Izcuchaca - Anta, Ancahuasi, then Limatambo and then descend to 1,450 meters above sea level, in the warm zone of the Cunyac bridge, border between the regions of Apurímac and Cusco. The place is conducive to the practice of canoeing and is the starting point of this great adventure to the San Francisco bridge area with rapids of categories III, IV, V and VI, the latter being experts due to its great difficulty. The tourist corridor continues through the thermal medicinal baths of Cconoc on the banks of the Apurímac River, going up to the city of Curahuasi to enjoy the aroma and landscape of the anise fields, the varied gastronomy and through a spectacular natural viewpoint to admire the incomparable Apurímac Canyon (One of the deepest canyons in the world) from Cerro San Cristóbal and Rumi Rumi.

 

Continue the journey to the Archaeological Center of Saywite with its maximum expression, the Inca Monolith of Saywite, at a distance of 1 km., You reach the branch of the Cachora District, the main point of entry to the impressive Inca City of Choquequirao cataloged as archaeological center similar to Machu Picchu.

 

History

On August 23, 1838, the province of Abancay was created by decree issued in the Protectoral Palace of Cusco, with Andrés de Santa Cruz being president, with Curahuasi among its doctrines.On May 3, 1855, the capital of the Curahuasi district was created by Law 12301, giving it the figure of a town. Two years later, on January 2, 1857, the Curahuasi district was established with an area of ​​817.98 km².

 

Main Tourist Attractions:

 

Thermomedicinal Baths of Cconoc

Located next to the Apurímac River. It is located east of the town of Curahuasi.

 

It is known that the minerals that nourish the Cconoc hot springs make the waters of these baths recommended, especially, to patients with bone or muscle diseases. The Cconoc baths are reached after a journey of about two hours from the city of Abancay.

 

The entrance to the Cconoc bathrooms is allowed, after presenting a ticket, the cost of which is s / 2.00 for adults. Thanks to the popularity of the place, it has a basic tourist infrastructure, as well as modest accommodation and food service on request.

 

Apurimac canyon

It is on the way north, exactly towards the Tumirumi hill where the viewpoints, San Cristóbal and the Capitán Rumi viewpoint are located, the latter is a gigantic natural stone that is right on the edge of an impressive and deep canyon, "El cañón of the Apurímac".

 

The Qhapaq Ñan

This road network linked the entire Tahuantinsuyo through the current territories of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, crossing deserts, agricultural areas, mountain ranges and swamps. All routes started from Cusco. The most important of them is the one that went towards Quito, current capital of Ecuador.

 

According to historians, the Qhapaq Ñan represented the basis of Inca political expansion, as it allowed the rapid mobilization of armies and state officials. In addition, it facilitated the transportation of valuable resources, such as metals, spondylus shells, wood, coca leaves, and textiles.

 

Saywite Archaeological Ensemble

Saywite, a spectacular model in a monolith 2.3 meters high and 11 meters in circumference, 3 where the coast, mountains and jungle are represented. There are 203 figures such as parrots, pumas, llamas, bears, fish, crustaceans, reptiles, birds and monkeys, as well as stairs, temples, water channels, fields, tunnels, platforms, walls, etc.

 

The District of Curahuasi has a nearby recreational attraction, called "Centro Recreacional Ecológico de Lucmos", located 15 minutes from the city, the recreational center offers a swimming pool and relaxation areas on the banks of the Trapiche River.

 

You can visit the place and spend unforgettable moments with your family. Admission is free, however there are staff to ensure the safety of the visitor. This attraction has a swimming pool, chorrera, parking lot, rest areas, toilets and sports games.Lucmos Ecological Recreation Center

 

Rumiwasi Water Temple

It is a 9-level stone construction with ramps, stairs and altars. There is also a plaza dominated by an imposing ushnu (ceremonial platform) with a niche in its front wall.

 

Festivities

The anniversary party of the district is celebrated with much religious fervor, tradition and popular roots the patronal festival of Curahuasi every November 25 on the day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. On this date sports activities, agricultural fair, school civic parade, And the most traditional thing is the razor cockfight that for many years has become an almost national sport, since galleros from different parts of the country come to Curahuasi to compete in this activity.

 

Other important dates in Curahuasi are the national holidays on July 28 of each year, as well as on December 8, another deep-rooted religious festival that is celebrated in Lucmos. On these dates many curahuasinos who reside in other parts of Peru converge.The feast of the Virgin Immaculate Conception in 2016 was in charge of the diplomat and writer Juan Díaz Ligarda, 6 his wife Claudia Gabriela Arce and their little son Héctor Patricio, performing a party like no other so far.

 

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