Nazca (or Nasca) is the capital of the province of the same name in the department of Ica. Its Spanish foundation was in 1591 by the viceroy García Hurtado de Mendoza, Marqués de Cañete. The city is located in the middle of a very fertile oasis valley and in colonial times it had large vineyards and grape spirits production; In the area there were many black slaves who left a great Afro-Peruvian tradition, especially in music, dance and food. Currently Nazca is a peaceful town, of delayed development, whose economic activity is based on agriculture (cotton and vine) and commerce.