tiny-bulls-protecting-your-life Casa San Blas Boutique




Before I start telling this beautiful story about these animals, I’m sure you already have seen them before, especially in Peru. If you have not seen, stop for a moment, look up, look for the housetops, and find a couple of small bulls made with ceramic (clay). Some use them as ornaments in the home, but most are in the ceilings. These bulls have a meaning for each family.


Toritos de Pucara - Cusco


The bulls of Pucara represent prosperity, happiness and fertility. They are also protecting the welfare and good luck. The fact that each family put it on top of their homes is because they represent a family protection.

The bulls were not native animals of Peru. The Spanish introduced them to our culture. The strength of these animals surprised the villagers of Pucara, located 101 km north of the department of Puno. And so they put him immediately in their customs and rites that were performed in the area.


Toritos de Pucara


Thus, in Pucara an ancient feast of Spanish origin in which the bull was decorated, painted, put a saddle and a spicy frui ton his nose. The bull, with wide eyes and the desire to want to get rid of spiciness, was very strong but not achieved its purpose. This image of bull fighting for its tranquility The image was set out in the minds of the villagers and from there began to buy it as a symbol of strength and protection.

From our terrace, a quiet place at the top of Casa San Blas Boutique, you can see a lot of roofs of our city. Stop for a moment on the terrace and look for the small bulls above the roofs. You´ll see many of them, and they are all different!


Casa San Blas Hotel Boutique

Casa San Blas:
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Address Peru:
Tocuyeros 556 Cuesta de San Blas, Cusco - Peru
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