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Welcome to Huácar, where it rots to appreciate the kindnesses of this magic earth located in the Department of Huánuco (Peru).

Huácar is a city, with History, and with tourist attractiveness, to be explored and for the adventure. It is a city that has own charm, full with happiness for the life, where you can get the true relax, because it is characterized by their tranquility and peace.

People of Huácar are very friendly, because she receives with the open arms; to the national tourist, as well as to the foreigner.

Picture: Courtesy of Marco Antonio Gutiérrez Saint Cruz


Huácar, is a district of the County of Ambo, which belongs to the Department of Huanuco.

Their coordinates are: South Latitude: 10°-09' -28 '', Longitude West: 76°-14' -07 ''

Their you limit they are:
For the North: With the County of Huanuco and the Districts of Conchamarca, Tomayquichua and Ambo.
For the South: With San Rafael's Districts, Fly and Cayna.
For the West: With the County of Huanuco and the Districts of Chaulán and Cayna. For the East: With the districts of Ambo and of San Rafael.

The urban helmet of the city is to an altitude of 2,094 M.S.N.M.

It is tempered and dry whose temperatures fluctuate among 17° C to 27° C, the rain time is among the months of November to April.

Huácar, has two rivers that the atraviezan, these they are:

The river Huacarmayo that crosses it from West to This that according to the belief, he/she has powers since afrodisíaco the one that takes and he/she takes a bath in their waters, it is happy in the love and he/she is treated of their ailments.
The other river is the Vegetable gardens that he/she goes from South to North, it is special for the canotaje, it is mighty and of great journey.

Access roads.
By air: of the Airport of Huanuco you arrives to Huácar in 45 minutes at one hour in via direct with automobiles and the airplane of Lima to Huanuco the sheafs in 35 minutes.
By surface mail: He/she is carried out by lorry that they present the brunch of the Urban population of Ambo, the road is affirmed and he/she goes parallel to the River Vegetable gardens, for the right margin, it is at a distance of 5 Km of Ambo.
For Ambo it passes the asphalted highway that it covers the route Lima - Huanuco - Pucallpa.

Of Huácar to Ambo 5 Km.
Of Huácar to Huanuco 28 Km.
Of Huácar to Tingo María 130 Km.
Of Huácar to Hill of Pasco 100 Km.
Of Huácar to Lima (by Orolla) 380 Km.
Of Huácar to Pucallpa 370 Km.
Of Huácar to Port Inca 250 Km.

Picture: Courtesy of Marco Antonio Gutiérrez Saint Cruz


They are many the reasons to visit Huácar, if we start to enumerate them we could begin saying for that it is a paradise for the relaxation, with their good climate for that can be practiced adventure (parapente, bicycle mountain, canotaje) sports, and for their history.

To all these reasons it is necessary to add them some but, as the fact that their people are affectionate with the visitor, for her typical customs and for her culinary flavorful pottages.


EMPLOYER FESTIVITY IN HONOR OF SAN MIGUEL DE HUACAR, is carried out the days 28, 29 and 30 of September, it is a party that symbolizes the union and cooperation among all the Hucarinos, since all they participate without some discrimination, with the only object of worshipping the Patron saint; diviertiéndose to the big thing. This is maybe the party main or Great Party to the which all the I publish this cordially invited one.
The dance of the negritos: 24, 25, 26, 27, December 28 and 12, 13, January 14
Carnivals Huacarinos: among January 20 until ends of March
Week saint: it is variable.
The thundering and calming: in any day and month of the year.
Sacred María from Guadalupe: December 12
Native Parties: 27,28,29 of Julio.
Party of anniversary foundation of Huácar: the 29 and 30 of September ago.


Some of their tourist attractiveness are:

COLONIAL CHURCH SAN MIGUEL ARCHANGEL DE HUACAR, is one of those but old and first churches of Huánuco, it dates approximately of the year 1600, porlos Franciscan parents was built, it is of Baroque style, with decoration gilded in bread of gold. Their images are Spanish, this church is the third built in the colonial time in Peru and the only one in Latin America with seven balconies in front of its bigger square.

HE/SHE MARRIES WHERE I SPEND THE NIGHT SIMÓN BOLIVAR. Gral Simón Bolívar, in 1822 I visit Huacar like a place of rest to their step toward Hill of Pasco in the Campaign Libertadora against the realists, remaining in her some days. This house is easy to recognize then at the present time he/she has a badge recordatoria that distinguishes it of the other ones. In this house it was received but soldiers' contingents which augmented the I Exercise Peruvian.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX DE ATASH. It is in the summit of a ram that ramifies of the Central coordillera, which extends toward the town of Huacar, this to 3,500 m.s.n.m.

Additionally Huácar counts Incan and Pre-Incan ruins, he/she has hills like San Cristóbal; special for he/she practices it of parapente, it has a center of health, community telephone, eléctricidad service, sport fields, schools and schools.

Picture: Courtesy of Marco Antonio Gutiérrez Saint Cruz



It is a traditional and only habit in the region and they are carried out in the parties, especially in that of San Miguel.

In the eves, to the they are of the band you Musicians at about 3 in the afternoon, the animals are taken that leave it is necessary to sacrifice, and they go it is necessary to serve from foods to the population during the holidays, people go in gangs for the streets, dancing to the compass of their huaynos, they make stopped in each two or three corners, until arriving on the river, there while some go killing the hens, cuys, the chanchos and the bovine, other livestocks, to a side are dancing all type of dances to the they are of the music, others go throwing away rockets to give a better tone to this festivity.

Finishing the pishtada of the animals, once quartered the bovine livestock, in parts; for then to be loaded by the men, and tied in even; the guinea pigs, the hens; to be hung in long sticks to take them in their shoulders for two people and the chancho left in 4 parts to be taken by men, they go out with the head of the bull and of the taken chanchos each one for a man that goes making jokes to the youths, these that take the heads go for ahead, behind them; those that take the meats go and behind them; he/she goes the I publish in gangs, with botadores of abundant rockets, it continues them the band of musicians that you/they stop to dance the huayno in each three corners, you arrives this way to the biggest square, there a complete turn is given; dancing in each corner a huayno, the whole population continues them; that also participate in these dances, they continue this way until arriving at the churchwarden's house; where they keep the sacrificed animals and they rest up to 10 in the night to leave to the eves and then to carry out the popular verbena with you/he/she burns it of artificial games.


The new churchwarden who is blessed openly in the Church, enters of good will, with faith and with love, then he works the whole year and in his work he goes him/her well winning up to the hundred for one, for that reason, all want to be churchwardens.

To the incoming churchwarden; the following day of the party and in the afternoon, the salient churchwarden makes him/her delivery of the trucay.

The trucay consists on several dolls made of flour and cooked in the oven of mud, the same thing goes big threads, doves, braids, of the chacra; diverse animals, all in even, all big ones.

These dolls go tied on a barrow in arch made of maguey and it is taken to the shoulder by two men.

Other two men take hung on a maguey; to all the long one, onion bundles, peeled guinea pigs, a piece of livestock meat, firewood pieces, pepper, onions, oil, etc.

Van throwing away rockets and a man takes a bull of artificial game that is burnt when arriving at the biggest square.

The whole town and both churchwardens, they go making it pulls it pulls with the gangs, and to the they are of the band of musicians, the main streets travel, to the churchwarden's house; for the incoming year.

After having given the trucay, the salient churchwarden with all the I publish in the gangs, and to the they are of the band of musicians, they give the it finishes returned by the city, dancing in the corners until arriving to the entrance bridge, where he/she says goodbye to the party, to the band of musicians, and to the parishioners, each one one returns for their house or to continue her in the house of the churchwarden of the following and this way continuous year the party until their end.

So that it is convinced he/she comes and participate. He/she won't be sorry.


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