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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....
Tuesday March 15, 2016
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More Peruvians to visit Europe
As the Schengen visa agreement finalizes between Peru and the European Union, Peruvian tourism in Europe is expected to increase. The Lima Chamber of Commerce estimates that the number of Peruvians traveling to the Schengen countries will increase by 50% over the next few years. ...
Tuesday March 15, 2016
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Naked tourists in Machu Picchu!
Last week Peru’s Tourism Police officers arrested two tourists in Machu Picchu. They were wandering naked around the popular archaeological site and were held in custody. The two arrested foreign tourists were identified as French citizen Xavier Mariec Eric (28) and British Burton Adam (23). ...
Wednesday March 2, 2016
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Peruvian Ceviche reaches ´Wow´ status
PureWow, an online publication of 4 million readers in the United States, created a list entitled ´´21 Things All Foodies Need to Eat Before They Die.´´ The list detailed 21 foods that can only be experienced to the full extent in their origin countries. ...
Thursday February 18, 2016
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News item: Kacharpari carnival in Cusco
Last Sunday on Valentine’s Day the Kacharpari carnival took place in Cusco. Under the bright rays of sunshine the people of Cusco danced to the traditional music in their colourful outfits.

The event started in the morning in the Plaza de Armas with a colourful parade. This traditional parade marched through the streets and avenues in Cusco. ...
Tuesday February 9, 2016
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Carnival in Cusco
This past Thursday, Cusco celebrated ´´Las Comadres´´, a special day dedicated to celebrating women and friends. People celebrate with dances, typical food, and the famous chicha drink. They also celebrate by spraying shaving cream all across Cusco and by soaking everyone in sight with buckets of water. ...
Tuesday January 26, 2016
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Celebration of Saint Sebastian in Cusco
Last week, Cusco celebrated Saint Sebastian with dances, processions, and mass in the very district that displays his name, San Sebastian.

The celebration took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and was filled with typical dances, fireworks, and church traditions. There was also a parade in remembrance of the Saint. ...






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