Every year, on September 14, thousands of devotees from Cusco , Peru and even from places such as Bolivia , Paraguay , Argentina and Chile , go to the Santuary of Huanca to receive the blessing of the Lord. From Cusco , it takes about 4-6 hours of walking to geth till “el Señor de Huanca”.
In 1675, Diego Quispe, an Indian who escaped from the Yasos mine where he had suffered abuse, hid from his master in a cave. It is said that this place was illuminated by the presence of God. As soon as the priests of Our Lady of Mercy heard the story, an artist from the Cusquenian School went there to paint an image of the Lord in the place where it had been seen.