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Discover Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo Peru

The worship of the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of Mestizos, takes shape as colourful processions of her image in the streets of the village of Paucartambo, almost 3,000 m in altitude and 100 miles away from Cuzco. Music and choirs singing in Quechua, recount the various steps of the country's history. On the main day, the Virgin blesses the inhabitants and scares away the demons, who perform risky somersaults on the town's roofs. The festival, which takes place from July 15th to 16th, ends with the war against demons, from which the believers come out triumphant.

  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Paucartambo, Peru , Peru
    Paucartambo, Peru

    Every year on the 15th and 16th of July in Paucartambo, ceremonies take place dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen, with traditional costumes, song and dance.

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  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Peru
    Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo
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  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Peru
    Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo
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  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Peru
    Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo
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  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Peru
    Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo
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  • Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo , Peru
    Virgen de Carmen in Paucartambo
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