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About Huancavelica

There are many theories about the name’s city origin, it seems coming from several quechua words... but what we know is that Huancavelica was founded in 1571 by the Spanish under the name Villa Rica de Oropesa, since they arrived there for the discovery of mercury mines. Huancavelica stands out for the cultural legacy that the incas and the Spanish that inhabited on the territory left; the colonial architecture still is testimony of it. In the 20th century, Huancavelica faced a terrible social crisis with the departments that are... part of the Andean trapezium, which was aggravated by droughts and floods. On the 80s decade the city had to face also terrorism problems, what encouraged a lot of people to migrate from the city to the coast.Nevertheless, nowadays Huancavelica is rising from the bad times and is recovering its stability.In Huancavelica there are numerous sites and archaeological complexes to visit as Mosoqcancha, Antaccocha, Pumaqoria, Astobamba Paturpampa and the petroglyphs of Inka Wayqo and Qeromachay, whose origin comes from 7000 years b.C.
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Travel tips for Huancavelica

-In Huancavelica the best means of transportation are the taxi, the mototaxi (so common and low-...cost in Peru) and the local buses.-It’s located at an altitude of 3676 meters above the sea level.
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Huancavelica weather

Best time to visit Huancavelica

The best moment to visit Huancavelica is the summer, since the weather is nicer than the rest of the year, and it's the time when take place the most important dates and celebrations as the carnival.

Climate in Huancavelica

-Temperatures reach a maximum of 61 °F (16 °C) and a minimum of 35 °F (2 °C). The dry season goes from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. We recommend you to bring warm clothing, the nights are very cold!

The things to do in Huancavelica

Accomodations in Huancavelica

Gran Hostal La Portada
Location: 252, Virrey Toledo street
Price: unknown
The hostal has the basic services and it’s closed to the main square of the town. The rooms are clean and have bathroom. The staff provide a good service.

Important dates in Huancavelica

Bajada de Reyes(January the 6th)Huancavelica is the scenary of the path of the three wise men to Belem, in honour of the child Occe.This day at 12.00 the three wise men Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar leave from the square of the Yanaco neighborhood with a music band and in each corner the procession stops to listen to the speech of the three wise men.
Fiesta de San Sebastián(January 19th and 20th)This festival is celebrated in the San Sebastián church and the procession goes through the main streets of Huancavelica city.
Festividad del Niño Emmanuel(February the 1st and 2nd)It’s celebrated every year in the San Cristóbal church. The main dance is the Tana-Tana, where the locals are dressed up on the Spanish and French styles and they dance a choreography, which is an adaptation of the old french dance minuet. The Kichcamachus are the company this date.
Carnival of Huancavelica(in February)It’s celebrated with special dances in all the provinces of Huancavelica. The dancers are part of a big troupe.
Fiesta de las Cruces (May, for 6 days)Huancavelica celebrates the crosses festival that starts with the arrival of bands, on the bullfight eve and the crosses ascent with the participation of the neighborhoods of Yananaco.


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