Alegorias in Cusco 2013

The Alegorías or allegories is a tradition here in Cusco as part of the festivities for the anniversary of the city every month of June.

Students of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Diego Quispe Tito build huge sculptures a few days before the Inti Raymi feast and walk around the main square.

The sculptures depict a variety of topics from animals to politicians and local people really enjoy watching them. Each float has its own group of musicians and even dancers. At the end, a jury choses the best sculptures.


Toy Lego in the shape of an Inca


A hen that is about to…


lay her egg


Will the Peruvian soccer team go to Brazil World Cup 2014?


A funny joke to the current Peruvian president, Ollanta Humala, and his wife Nadine


A hummimgbird…a little bit scary


That is the way Peruvians travel on public transportation


A cable car to the Choquequirao archaeological site?
Please no!!!


This prehistoric animal was made with egg cartons. Do you notice?


She may be a vendor of chicha de jora


This shows an archaeological site in the district of Ccorca


A band accompanies the allegory

The good point is that the images stay one more day at the Plaza Espinar, near the La Merced church, so local and foreign people still have the chance to take pictures beside these funny and original sculptures.

You may want to read these posts too:

Inti Raymi and other feasts in Cusco

Museums in Cusco



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