Señor de los Milagros
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|Departures:||Main Festival date: October 8th-28th.|
|Type of Tour:||Available in both Group and Private See Details|
|Number of People:||No minimums or maximums|
|Accommodations:||Budget, Moderate, Luxury See Details|
|Domestic Flights & Trains Options:||Best value, Well-known Airlines. All Train Options See Details|
About the Festival
Every year, in October, hundreds of thousands of faithful from all races and economic backgrounds celebrate the Lord of Miracles in a religious procession through the streets of Lima. The faithful dress in purple tunics, singing hymns and praying as they accompany the image of Jesus, while the boulevards are dressed in purple, as well, to celebrate his annual procession through the streets of Lima. The brotherhood of the Lord of the Miracles, whose first gangs were organized by Viceroy Amat and Juniet, protects the Christ of Pachacamilla during his procession tours. Their members are five thousand among singers, carriers, “sahumadoras”, honorary brothers and retired brothers.
The litter which bears the painting weighs two tons and is borne on the shoulders of believers who set out on the traditional 24-hour procession from the church of Las Nazarenas, crossing downtown Lima until it reaches the church of La Merced in Barrios Altos. During this procession is common to see vendors of a wide variety of dishes and sweets. A classic sweet prepare during this festivity is the “Turrón de Doña Pepa”, consisting of three or more flour sticks distributed in rows, bathed with “chancaca” or molasses honey and decorated with sweet pills in several shapes and colors. Also, during this time of the year, Lima hosts the well-known bullfight season held at the “Plaza de Acho” (Lima´s bullring). The season features some major bullfighters (toreros) from Spain and Latin America. This traditional festivity is a delight to many people in Lima since Viceroyalty times, and a source of controversy as well.
We will customize a tour for you.
As the festival offers many interesting options, we will like to hear from you as which of the days you are interested in the most and we will work with you on customizing your tour to better fit your interests and budget. Remember that we focus on providing the best available options without compromising the quality of your tour. Just contact us with your questions and preferences and we can create the best itinerary based on your expectations and requests.
Price will depend on how much of the festival do you want to take part into and if you want to add an extension. Please contact our agents to help you put together an itinerary for you.
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