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