Most of the holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, special place in Peruvian culture, though not as much as the “Festival of the Crosses”.
So if you are planning a trip to Peru in early May in the “Festival of the Cross” ( “Fiesta de las Cruces”) or Cruz de Mayo ( “may cross”) is the oldest religious festival in the world and worth a try if it allows routes. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of May in many parts of South America and Spain.
If you are traveling to the capital of Peru “Lima” Lima or visit at this time, it’s worth enjoying the festival crosses in all its glory. This is a bright and colorful event, which sees much of the book is decorated with crosses, usually around 14 cross. It carried the entire journey from the city center, and even “San Cristobal Hill” (or as it is locally known as Cerro San Cristóbal).
San Cristobal Hill and its 400m peak located relatively close to the center of Lima and has beautiful and unique panoramic view of the city of Lima, which is the around point offering the best views of the spectacular views-mile radius. Peru is basically a Catholic country and San Cristobal Hill gets in a large number of visitors and pilgrims Holy Week celebrations.
One of the crosses that can be seen during this time that the “Chakana”, which is a square cross-section jagged edges. The Chakana is divided into four kingdoms, three steps every sense of the three worlds: kaypacha (surface), ukupacha (underground) and hananpacha (heaven). It is a cross, which is more related to Inca mythology, but also by a modern Catholic faith.
Other than this festival, if you are planning a visit to Peru in Lima in particular, plus wanting to tour and see the city sights, the best time of the year, in spring and summer, which are considered the best season to travel around this area especially if a higher probability of a clear, sunny days, which enhances the viewing experience. The best time of day to get the views of the San Cristobal hill usually either early in the morning or 02: 00-05: 00 in the afternoon.
Aside from the huge, 20-meter-high cross sits on top of the hill there is a museum to visit and soak up some history and enjoy the views from the summit and take in the breath-taking panoramic pictures of the city of Lima, to record the visit.