About San Marcos
San Marcos was founded with the name San Marcos de Gollanapincos, is a peruvian city located in the province of Huari, in the deparment of Ancash. It is said that the city was founded during the spanish conquest by the spaniard Martin de Mendoza, one of Almagro’s sympathizers who fled the defeat at the Battle of Salinas in 1538. After a pilgrimage, he arrived at the valley and founded San Marcos de Gollanapincos in memory of the Patron Saint of its homeland in Spain.Currently, it is a very productive city due to the mining activities located 6.2 miles (10 km) from San Marcos downtown. The climate in San Marcos is temperate. During the Andean summer, from May to September, the temperature goes from 59°F to 77°F, and at night the temperature goes from 50°F to 41°F. In winter, from November to March, the temperature goes from 64.4°F to 39.2°F.