Virgen de Urkupiña Festival

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13 kms. west from Cochabamba (20 minutes by bus) you arrive to Quillacollo, with a good Sunday market. But is most famous for its Virgen de Urkupiña festival: four days of religious ceremonys and dancing. Its dates varies each year between June and August. The first day is the most colorful with all the groups in costumes and masks, dancing in the streets till late at night. The dancing on the second day stops earlier. The third day is dedicated to the pilmigrame.

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