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The House of Peru is the first Peruvian cultural house outside Peru. Its mission is to provide a physical site where the Peruvian community can display, nurture, promote, enjoy and share their own culture with the community at large.

To this end, the House of Peru will provide the community with free Peruvian dance, culinary, film, video and editing lessons, as well as art, drawing, Spanish language and Peruvian history classes.

The House of Peru will also organize arts and crafts exhibits, conferences, museum tours, social events, Independence Day celebrations, and will provide information on family law, women's issues, medical benefits, health education and basic immigration matters. 

House of Peru has monthly meetings where its members discuss general business, set committee goals and answer questions for the general membership.

Marinera Dancing



Lawn Program:
The Lawn Program takes place every year in the first week of August.
We have entertainment from folkloric dancers, who will fascinate the audience with their beautiful dances in colorful costumes. 

We serve typical Peruvian food: Arroz con Pollo (Rice Chicken), Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes with creamy-cheese sauce), Picarones (fluffy yucca-yam doughnuts served with molasses syrup) and to accompany this delicious plates nothing better than the Peruvian national soda: Inca Kola. Usually the menu will be the same at December Nights.

Machu Picho

Peru Coat of Arms


Did you know...
that almost half of the population of Peru is pure Quechua, the Indian descendants of the Incas? The culture of the land strongly reflects the influence of the Incas. The Incas were a highly organized and civilized people. They were skilled in stonework, engineering, weaving, farming, the working of gold and silver and the building of roads. Tourists today can visit incredible archaeological remains that attest to the abilities of the Inca people.

Machu Picchu:
(Quechua: Machu Pikchu "Old Peak") is a pre-Columbian Inca city located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) altitude on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". The site was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as "an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization". Source: Wikipedia

Youth of HoP


We hope to build our cottage in the area dedicated to the cultural houses in the beautiful Balboa Park, which also houses important museums and is the cultural center of San Diego.

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Land Area: 1,285,220 sq km                         
Population:  28,674,757 (July 2007 est.)
Capital City: Lima                                        
Language:  Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
Religion:  Roman Catholic 81%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, other Christian 0.7%, other 0.6%, unspecified or none 16.3% (2003 est.)
Form of Government: constitutional republic
Economy: Peru's economy reflects its varied geography - an arid coastal region, the Andes further inland, and tropical lands bordering Colombia and Brazil. Abundant mineral resources are found in the mountainous areas, and Peru's coastal waters provide excellent fishing grounds.
Export: copper, gold, zinc, crude petroleum and petroleum products, coffee, potatoes, asparagus, textiles, guinea pigs


Source: The World Factbook - Peru




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