Fifty thousand visitors during Inti Raymi

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Fifty thousand visitors during Inti Raymi

More than 50 000, amongst Peruvians and foreign travellers gathered at Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park in Cusco this last Sunday to witness the main festival in Cusco: The Inti Raymi, or Sun festival.

Emufec, Municipality Company of Festivities in Cusco, set up more than 3600 seats for this spectacular performance, while the rest of the attendees gathered around the hills and sat wherever they could find a spot.

The Inti Raymi is a festival to honour the Sun, god of the Incas. It takes place once a year in the city of Cusco, capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.

It was established by Inca Pachacutec around 600 years ago and it’s held between May and June to welcome a new year and end the previous crop year.

The Inti Raymi has three different stages: the first one at the Qoricancha Temple, followed by an act at the Plaza de Armas, and it finished at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.

Read more:
Why is Inti Raymi the biggest Festival of Peru?

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