Spectacular Holy Week in Ayacucho
Date: 01 Mar – 01 Apr
The Holy Week in Ayacucho, in Southern Peru, is famous worldwide for its spectacular celebration. It is also known as the city of churches, as well as by its beautiful religious handcrafts made of Huamanga stone. Ayacucho, with its 33 churches, welcomes thousands of tourists anxious to see the most Andean Via Cruces dramatization every year.
During Holy Week in Ayacucho, the city streets fill with faithful people carrying images of old saints in the many processions. At dawn on Easter Sunday, the most awaited moment takes place. The Resurrected Christ emerges from the Cathedral. A very emotional and faithful moment for all its fervent followers. The main square is illuminated with thousands of candles and bonfires, creating a warm atmosphere.
A mixture of music, traditions, and fervor, Ayacucho invites you to personally share the jubilation and faith of their people.