Tomorrow is Christmas, and in Cusco there is not a better way to start this catholic feast than going to the Santurantikuy or the buying of saints, the Christmas fair, which is held at the main square every 24.

Here is a look at this popular fair which was declared Peru´s Cultural Heritage in 2009.

Locals and foreigners start shopping around at 9am…

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

…but artisans come earlier, around 5am.

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

There are different Nativity scenes:

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

Nonetheless, the most venerated sacred image is Niño Manuelito´s…

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

…among other handicrafts you can choose from:

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

"Christmas fair in Cusco"

Merry Christmas!!!

Read these posts too:

Winter solstice in Qenqo

Inti Raymi and other feasts

Around the streets of Cusco

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