Culture tucked away in the Sacared Valley
Arts in the Kitchen
Peices from the past
markets and things to see
Nestled away in the Sacred Valley
The province of Urubamba
The province is divided into seven districts
(Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are: (Chinchero) (Huayllabamba) (Machupicchu) (Maras) (Ollantaytambo) (Urubamba) (Yucay) Ethnic groups.
Archaeological sites The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pikchu is probably the most famous site among the numerous archaeological remains of the province. Other places are listed below: Ayawayq'u Inkapintay Khichuqaqa Machu Q'inti Machu Qullqa Pumamarka Qurimarka Wayna Q'inti Kachi Qhata Kusichaka River Pakaymayu Qusqu Qhawarina Q'illuqucha Warmi Wañusqa Yanaqucha
Maras, into the Moray site
The province is bounded to the north by the La Convención Province, to the east by the Calca Province, to the south by the Cusco Province and the Anta Province, and to the west by the La Convención Province.
footprints from long ago
Taking into account what is left behind, There is a clear sight of what once could have been. Imagining the possibility and asking what do you think?
From megalithic stones of precise proportion to cliffs of terraces with ruins for foundations. There is a lot to take in.
Urubamba.org is an adventure hub for you to hang onto. Come and see what is Peru. Linking the arts with the culture.
An art to food
Local Culinary Eating out in Peru is an adventure in itself. Taking it in at random and seeing whats on the menu, no limits, and oh the Chicharrón!
Local markets and food from the sellers farm, this is a well balanced way of life. Varity and fruits from the season the changes are subble.
Peruvian cuisine reflects local practices and ingredients including influences mainly from the indigenous population, including the Inca, and cuisines brought by immigrants from Europe (Spanish cuisine, Italian cuisine, German cuisine); Asia (Japanese cuisine and Chinese cuisine); and Africa. Without the familiar ingredients from their home countries, immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. The four traditional staples of Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes and other tubers, and Amaranthaceaes (quinoa, kañiwa and kiwicha) and legumes (beans and lupins). Staples brought by the Spanish include rice, wheat and meats (beef, pork and chicken).
Many traditional foods—such as quinoa, kiwicha, chili peppers, and several roots and tubers—have increased in popularity in recent decades, reflecting a revival of interest in native Peruvian foods and culinary techniques. Chef Gaston Acurio has become well known for raising awareness of local ingredients. The most important ingredient in all Peruvian cuisine is the potato, as Peru has the widest variety of potatoes in the world.
Here you can find some of the artist's that live here.
Breath taking views
Other mountains are listed below: Chicón, 5,530 metres (18,143 ft)
Sirihuani, 5,399 metres (17,713 ft)
Halancoma, 5,367 metres (17,608 ft)
Huajayhuillca, 5,361 metres (17,589 ft)
Marconi, 5,340 metres (17,520 ft)
Pumahuanca, 5,318 metres (17,448 ft)
Ancasmarca, 5,198 metres (17,054 ft)
Condorhuachana, 5,073 metres (16,644 ft)
Huamanchoque, 5,156 metres (16,916 ft)
Ccerayoc, 5,092 metres (16,706 ft)
Capacsaya, 5,044 metres (16,549 ft)
Huacratanca, 5,024 metres (16,483 ft)
Ajosune, 5,000 metres (16,404 ft)
Huarmaripayoc, 5,000 metres (16,404 ft)
Pitusiray, 4,991 metres (16,375 ft)
Canchacanchajasa, 4,987 metres (16,362 ft)
Azulorjo, 4,958 metres (16,266 ft)
Chaquicocha, 4,895 metres (16,060 ft)
Parorjo, 4,891 metres (16,047 ft)
Apurinru, 4,880 metres (16,010 ft)
Pucajasa, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
Pumacallanca, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
Yana Orjo, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
Yanaorcco (Lares), 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
Pucaorjo, 4,776 metres (15,669 ft)
Sutoc, 4,735 metres (15,535 ft)
Patacancha, 4,666 metres (15,308 ft)
Coscojahuarina, 4,623 metres (15,167 ft)
Jatun Huiscana, 4,600 metres (15,092 ft)
Llamayojcasa, 4,600 metres (15,092 ft)
Coscojahuarina (Calca), 4,600 metres (15,092 ft)
Quellorjo, 4,600 metres (15,092 ft)
Puquiopata, 4,400 metres (14,436 ft)
Yurac Orjo, 4,400 metres (14,436 ft)
Maquimaquiyoc, 4,200 metres (13,780 ft)