Bright green meadows and fertile fields form the perfect backdrop for Huancavelica.
Shepherds watch over their flocks in the upper mountain reaches while the highland wind whips through the puna, the high Andean plain.
folk festivals are what give visitors the chance to experience the colorful nature and easy-going ways of their people, as well as to try some of the local cooking. Classic dishes include ropa vieja (beef stew with potatoes, beans and rice) and the traditional pachamanca (meat and vegetables cooked underground over hot stones). Huancavelica is one of those cities where the traveler is always well received, and where one can always find a reason to return.