Cusco Festivity 2018


The Inti Raymi is a Cusco festivity celebrated from the time of the Incas during the winter solstice to worship the sun god, shades colorful costumes, banquets of luxury, festive music, and historical recreations.

This festivity is in honor of the Sun god and performed in the presence of the Inca, the Willaq Uma or High Priest, Tarpuntay, Wirapirikuq and Kallparikuy, as well as the nobility and representatives of the Panacas, for which are used three impressive historical and natural scenes.

  • Qoricancha


The most important temple in Cusco some people  said here exists a golden garden. Here develop a first part of festivity.

  • Main Square of Cusco

Inti raymi at Sacsayhuaman - Cusco festivity

In time of Inkas,  was developed all of festiviy here.

  • Sacsayhuamán

Inti Raymi on the main square - Cusco festivity

Now central part of this festivity is developed  here.

In 1572 the Inti Raymi was banned by Viceroy Francisco de Toledo for be considered a pagan ceremony and contrary to the Catholic faith. From that date it had to be held clandestinely.

In 1944 Faustino Espinoza Navarro carried out a historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi based on the chronicle of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. From that date the celebration was again a public event that until today is one of the main tourist attractions and  Cusco festivity.

Today the Inti Raymi is a theatrical representation, but also one of the most evocative traditional manifestations of our national identity because it symbolizes the values and memories of our past.
Is one of festivities more famous in Perú. Cusco has a lot of history alows us to connect with richness of  its culture.

All of  city  is bright and colorful environment.  Cusco  receives  visitors anywhere of the world , brings together all of Latin America, being a display of culture, color and majesty. It is a incredible experience you can´t leave to live. Come and visit our World Wonder , Machupicchu.


Author: inkatrail

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