Plaza de Armas of Cascas in January
|• Mayor||Joel David Diaz Velasquez|
|Elevation||1,255 m (4,117 ft)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
Cascas is an idyllic little city of 5000 people located in the mountains of the state of La Libertad, Peru. Located only 2 hours drive from The capital city of Trujillo, it is an easy bus trip with a variety of companies offering safe journeys on a 7 day a week basis. The primary industry and source of revenue of Cascas is the growing of grapes and the subsequent production of wine.
The earliest evidence of occupation in the area date back to the formative period of Cascas (petroglyphs, cave paintings). It has also been found in various parts of the province, ceramic of the Cupisnique, Mochica, Chimu, Caxamarca culture, and some evidence to demonstrate that Cascas hosted a peaceful and progressive regional lordship. Caxcax (As settlement of Indians) existed since ancient times, which are lost in time. Later, with the arrival of the Spanish, they founded the San Gabriel Caxcax people, as evidenced by official documents from the colonial era. However, the fate assigned to Cascas, prominent place in history. Its geographic location has served as a transit between the peoples of the northern highlands and the coast.
Northern pisco sour
Since 1975 there is a saying that says "if it came to Cascas and took no wine, then why did he come". Grape is produced throughout the year. Wines of all types from malbec to special sacramental wine.
People from Cascas
Luis A. Diaz, M.D. - Chairman and Professor of Dermatology at the University of North Carolina