Presbiterio Maestro – Majestic Sanctuary!

PRESBITERO MAESTRO – CEMETERY Presbiterio Maestro Cemetery has the largest collection of marble sculptures from European XIX century in Latin America. Absolutely worth seeing this impressive and beautiful historical Sanctuary! This masterpiece of human creativity, cultural significance was inaugurated in 1808 and declared as world heritage. Named after Matías Maestro since he proposed the neoclassical architecture design of it. It was constructed in the in the city’s boundaries, nowadays its location is called Jirón Ancash Street – Barrios Altos. Matías Maestro was born in Spain and died in Lima. He studied art in the Academy of Cadiz, obtained a degree in Law and had architecture knowledge. This majestic cemetery contains gardens, boulevards with incredible statues. It shows all of the archaeological and historical process of Peru. From the entrance we can [Continue reading…]

Peru’s Underground Dead City.

Peru’s capital can be very surprising with all the many things hidden in Lima city. From diverse tourist attractions like it’s Magic Water Circuit or Cerro San Cristobal to it’s spooky Catacombs. The entrance price is 2.30 Dollars and their open from 9:30am to 5:30pm. San Francisco archaeological complex was build between the years 1537 and 1673 divided in three sections; it’s temple, monastery and the catacombs. As soon as you start the tour sights of human tibias, femurs and skulls are evidenced. These are mostly the human remains that we see since those are the toughest human body parts that have lasted all these centuries. These crypts famous because of its similitude with the Roman Catacombs have over 25.000 human remains. Not any person was buried here, only “Frailes” part [Continue reading…]

Peru's Vegetarian Options

What can be more satisfying than getting immersed in a new culture than by its food? Peru’s essence can be captured through its cuisine, rated as one of the best worldwide; not just by its tourists but also by many experts. Everyone who visits this famous gastronomic country talks about its seafood or specialties that usually center meat and poultry. However, what about its vegetarian food? Read more..

The 2015 Karikuy Volunteer Program

I am proud to announce that after a four year break our popular volunteer program begins anew this March. In those four years Karikuy as a company has grown exponentially, due to this we have had the luck of being able to invest in the renovation of our Karikuy house which is now in the final phase of construction of the first 2 floors.

Papa a la Huancaina: A Spicy Potato Dish for Picnics

Peruvian cuisine is known all over the world. In fact, it is already replacing the Chinese cuisine as the most popular cuisine in many countries. Read more..

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