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Group of Cusco citizens plans to reclaim Temple Qorikancha
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Friday January 19, 2018
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In a letter to Pope Francis, a group of Cusqueños wants to convince the Catholic Church to return the ancient Inca temple Qorikancha.

Like many other Inca temples in the city of Cusco and its surroundings, Qorikancha, the most important temple of the Inca Empire, had been destroyed during the Spanish conquest more than 500 years ago and a Catholic church had been built on its foundations....
The regional government of Cusco has issued an ordinance that requires all schools to teach Quechua, the official language of the Incan Empire that is still spoken by approximately 13% of Peruvians, or about 4 million people.

The initiative seeks to restore interest and passion in the region´s cultural heritage while reversing any type of social stigma that surrounds the language. ...
The Inca ruins of Waqrapukara in Cusco have been declared a new Cultural Heritage Site by the Minustry of Culture in Peru.

Waqrapukara, in the Acos district of Cusco, features beautiful ruins carefully built into the side of a mountain surrounded by the Apurimac River. The foundations of the ruins actually date back to the Pre-Incan Q’anchi culture, while later additions were made in the early 16th century during the rule of Huayna Capac. ...
The long-awaited completion of the construction of Chinchero international airport in Cusco has caused political disagreements between Congress and the local administration and have left the achievement of the project looking further away than ever.

In Cusco, the complications due to disagreements in funding have led to severe protests and strikes. ...
Thursday May 11, 2017
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New Opening Hours Inca Citadel Machu Picchu
New for all travelers to Peru! From the first of July on there are new opening hours for visitors to the famous Inca Site!

For all entrance tickets achieved before July 1, the old opening hours are still valid (until 17:00 pm). The new opening hours will be reflected in the tickets for travelers in Peru visiting Machu Picchu from 1st of June ...
The Cusco region dominated a list of Tripadvisor´s top South American destinations. To be exact, three out of the 25 destinations that made the list are from the Cusco region, including Machu Picchu, Urubama, and the city of Cusco itself.

This list was created from the opinions of Tripadvisor users, based on their experiences in different parts of South America including Peru ...
The popular website Tripadvisor has listed Cusco among the best destinations in the world. Cusco´s official ranking is 25, with Bali coming in at the number one spot.

Cusco has long been a top destination for tourism in Peru, with the access it offers to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu, as well as its magnificent scenery and rich history. ...






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