Experience the legacy of the Inca God Wiracocha

Experience the legacy of the Inca God Wiracocha

Peru is rich in hidden mysteries, ancient culture and testimonies carved in stone. In order to find out about these cultural wonders, one does not necessarily have to open up a history book. Although a great deal of the evidence of the Inca Empire (1425 CE – 1532 CE) was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadores, there is still an astounding amount of ruins in Peru that give us hints about this high culture.

At the same time, these stony remains also bring up many questions. Who were the Incas? How were they capable of constructing impressive cities, infrastructures and temples? Which beliefs were they driven by? (more…)

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Cusco Celebrates Corpus Christi Like No Place Else

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Cusco is always a fun city full of surprises, but especially during the month of June there is never a dull moment. Roads in the Plaza de Armas are closed off as parades with bands, dancers, and colorful costumes decoraCusco is always a fun city full of surprises, but especially during the month of June there is never a dull moment. Roads in the Plaza de Armas are closed off as parades with bands, dancers, and colorful costumes decorate the cobblestone streets. One of the largest and first celebrations in the old capital of the Inca Empire itself is Corpus Christi, which kicks off the “Fiestas de Cusco”. Sixty days after Easter, fifteen saints and virgins from different districts of Cusco all come to the main Cathedral to greet the body of Christ. This year it will start around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 19th.
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Funny facts about the Incas of Peru

Funny facts about the Incas of Peru

Peru is a country rich with an incredible fascinating history. Especially the Inca culture captures the imagination and attention of people from all over the world and many people travel from far and wide to explore the countless ruins of the ancient Inca empire in Peru and to the city of Cusco, the old capital of this Inca Empire. Peruvian people and above all the people in Cusco are very proud of their ancestors. If you decided to study Spanish in Peru, this is a unique opportunity to learn many interesting facts about the Peruvian history from your Spanish teachers in Peru. But if you’re only visiting Peru and traveling around, the tour guides in Cusco will be more than happy to tell you about Inca history.
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