Parade of Cows in Lima

January 11, 2010
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If you are heading to Lima, Peru in the next month, be sure to check out the "Cow Parade" making its way around the city. More than 80 different cow sculptures are gracing Lima's parks and public areas, 64 of which will be auctioned off to raise money for various Peruvian charities.

Ten of the statues are in the Plaza de Armas, where these pictures were all taken during a November tour. So, if you've ever dreamed of spotting pink cows walking in front of the Government House, now is the time to travel to Peru! Other cows are on display in Scribes Passage, Salazar Park, Love Park, Raimondi Park and Kennedy Park (all in Miraflores) and in other parks around Lima.

Politicians, artists and national celebrities decorated the fiber-glass cow sculptures, and many of the cows are painted to reflect traditional, regional patterns and colors.

Cow in front of Lima CathedralThe cow parade has been displayed in 50 cities worldwide, and has raised more than $25 million for nonprofit organizations since 1999.

People traveling with International Expeditions on our Amazon River tour or Machu Picchu vacation will have an opportunity to see the cows in Plaza de Armas.