The Colonial Art Museum of Santa Catalina

The Colonial Art Museum of Santa Catalina is one of the places in Cusco that houses beautiful artworks. You can find paintings, canvas and murals made in colonial times and by different artists. The works of art that stand out are those representing to Seor de los Temblores, Santa Rosa de Lima and Santo Domingo de Guzmn.

The paintings in Santa Calatina Museum are from spanish and indigenous artists and they were made in XVI and XVII century. The artists names that stand out are Marcos Ribera, Francisco Padilla, Diego Quispe Tito and Juan Espinoza de los Monteros.

The Museum of Colonial Art of the Convent of Santa Catalina is considered as the most complete of the city.

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Saint Jeronimo’s Festivity: a traditional celebration in Cusco

Saint Jeronimo is one of the saints of the traditional festivity in Cusco named Corpus Christy. Some of the Corpuss Christy saints celebrate their own festivity in different months of the year and at their own place, usually a neighborhood or a district. This is the case of Saint Jeronimo district located south of the city, 4201409291_san_jeronimo0 minutes from downtown.

Last days of september, the people of this district celebrate Patron Saint Jeronimos Festivity. They decorate the streets, prepare traditional food and practice their typical dances to pay tribute to their favorite saint.

The celebration of this festivity is in charge of the stewards or carguyoc. This tradition is performed with the prosecion of Saint Jeronimo accompanied by typical dances, music and delicious typical food like Chiri Uchu. In the night, you will enjoy beautiful fireworks, a drink made from beans and good music.

Last may, Saint Jeronimos Festivity was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation because of its symbolic and ritual wealth.

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