Cochabamba, from its foundation and its geographical location, has hosted diverse cultures that resulted in citizens with different ways of expressing themselves and being, explained the anthropologist José Antonio Rocha.

From its history, the region gave Bolivia a heritage in culture, art and gastronomy, according to artists who have transcended borders.


As elements of art that can only be seen in the valley, the anthropologist José Antonio Rocha mentions the couplets. The mischievous rhymes that are used in carnival celebrations and in Todos Santos have their origins in Valladolid.

Its composition, its relationship with planting and the production of food are the only elements of this type of expression.


With the approval of the Departmental Law 732 that declares Artistic, Cultural and Historical Patrimony to the practice of watercolor, Cochabamba was reaffirmed as a city with dedication and artistic vocation. Great Cochabamba painters or trained in this city walked the world carrying, in addition to canvases, the name of Bolivia.

Among them Gíldaro Antezana, Raúl G. Prada, Víctor Hugo Antezana and other more contemporary like José Rodríguez, Ruperto Salvatierra and Jesús Florido are remembered.