Urubamba which means "Flat land of Spiders" in
Quechua is a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River. The
town is located near a number of significant ruins of the Inca Empire,
and frequently houses tourists visiting those sites.
Urubamba is the largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and
being only one hour from Cusco it is a popular stop for tourists,
especially those on their way to Machu Picchu.
Urubamba is home to the Andean theater company Kusiwasi, which uses
theater and dance to revive Andean culture and traditions. Kusiwasi,
which means "House of Joy" in Quechua, was formed by Débora Correa,
member of the Lima-based company Yuyachkani.
The palace of Huayna Capac is located in Chichubamba which is the
agricultural community right next to Urubamba.