Parade Floats in Cusco

The Inti Raymi celebrations go on for a couple of weeks and include near daily parades. Yesterday was one of my favorites that I haven’t seen in 10 years and includes incredibly detailed floats on a variety of topics ranging from humorous to cultural to current events.

Getting a spot to view the parade and get photos requires arriving long before the parades begin and waiting patiently. Fortunately it’s possible to view the different float after the parade concludes when they are left on display in front of the Basilica Menor de la Merced.

Huge crowds of people come out in the evening to view all the floats and take family photos in front of them. It’s a wonderful experience to hang out with Peruvians enjoying the various displays up close.





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