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Cusco, ancient capital of one of the most important civilizations of Humanity, the Incas and currently, according to the Political Constitution of the State, is the Historical Capital of Peru.
The myth tells that the capital Cusco was founded by Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, sons of the sun god who emerged from Lake Titicaca with the mission of looking for a place that would be the center of a great kingdom. The second myth narrates the exploits of four brothers and their respective companions, who left the caves of Pacaritambo and it is indicated that the couple formed by Ayar Manco and Mama Ocllo founded the city. Pizarro’s armies arrived in Cusco in 1533 and carried out the Spanish foundation on March 23, 1534. However the uprising of Manco Inca in 1536 opens a long period of Inca resistance.
The last episode of this fight was the tragic execution of the young Inca Túpac Amaru, the last of the sons of Manco Inca, by order of the viceroy Francisco de Toledo who had Cusco as the scene again. The arrival of a new culture transformed the Inca temples and palaces into colonial houses and churches. Cusco is one of the most important centers of tourist activity in the world; it is a cosmopolitan city where history beats at every step, where people of all nationalities are seen walking among Inca walls.
Main monuments of Cusco
The Cathedral of Cusco, majestic architecture located in the Plaza de Armas as an insignia of Catholicism in Cusco, was the scene of the uprising of Manco Inca, between 1536 and 1572.
- Palace and Religious Museum, built on the Palace of the Inca Roca, in one of its walls there is the Stone of Twelve Angles, in the emblematic street Hatun Rumiyoq.
- Koricancha, where the Inti Kancha used to stand, one of the most important temples in the Cusco Valley.
- Catholic Temple of San Blas, where is located the famous pulpit made by indigenous sculptors, in a single piece of cedar, baroque style with more than a thousand details.
- Temple of San Cristóbal, is the old palace of Manco Cápac and is half an hour from the historic center.
- Temple of La Merced, where not only is there a beautiful cloister but also houses the “Custody of La Merced”, a jewel made of 24 carat gold and inlaid with 1518 diamonds, 615 precious stones and a large pearl in the form of a siren, considered the second largest in the world.
On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; these were chosen by more than 100 million people around the world, through an open Internet vote; the wonders were unveiled in random order by the New Open World Corporation (NOWC).
Machu Picchu means old mountain in Quechua, is a city of stone, built by the Incas around the fifteenth century and located 2,360 meters above sea level. The Inca city is surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on top of a mountain and its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together. It is now the cultural heritage of humanity as it is recognized as a political, religious and administrative center of the Inca era. This impressive structure, located in the middle of the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains, is surrounded by the Urubamba River Valley, and by more mountains of the Vilcanota Mountain Range; it is 130 km from the city of Cusco.
- Inti Raymi: The Feast of the Sun (Inti Raymi) is the festival that worships the sun, the Inca god, every June 24th during the beginning of the winter solstice. This celebration is characterized by vindicating the ancient Inca tradition representing their ancestral rites in sacred places such as Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. In addition to this ancestral representation, the population also celebrates with music, dances and typical food. The sun was one of the greatest Inca divinities. Currently, the Inti Raymi takes its main stage in the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
- El Corpus Christi: The most important religious festivity of the city of Cusco is celebrated in June or late May but always on a Thursday. The Corpus Christi consists of the procession of the fifteen main saints and virgins through the city. It is part of the jubilee celebrations of the city. This celebration had its origins in the incanato, when the natives walked the mummified remains of the deceased governors Incas. When the Spaniards arrived, they replaced the deceased Inca leaders with the most representative images of Catholicism.
- Carnavales: Carnivals is a holiday generally celebrated in February (or early March) throughout Cusco and Peru. The central days are Sundays in which the population plays with each other by pouring water and talcum powder. Another tradition is dancing around the tree or ‘yunza’, adorned with different gifts that people collect when they cut and fall. The carnivals are characterized by the overflowing joy during which you can taste the delicious traditional stews of the region.
- Olluquito with charqui: This dish is one of the fundamental dishes of Peruvian cuisine. It has two ingredients that are exclusively Peruvian: olluco, a type of potato that grows in the Andes and charqui, llama or alpaca dried meat, which are products of Peru. It is currently served with rice.
- Chiriuchu: In the Cusco gastronomy there is a representative dish that is very well known called Chiriuchu that means cold pepper. The food is cold, it is prepared with guinea pigs in the oven, boiled hen, serrana sausage, fresh cheese, toasted field, rocoto, trout roe, Chinese onion, black pudding, seaweed, chorizo, charqui and a corn flour tortilla.
- Puchero: This is a typical dish from the carnival season. It is a broth with different meats, vegetables, legumes and more. A breast of cow or lamb, bacon is boiled, then cabbage leaves, potatoes, chickpeas and rice are added, already prepared. In another pot are boiled sweet potatoes, pears and yucca. The broth is served separately.
- Cuy to the stone or cuy chactado: It is a typical dish of Cusco and Arequipa gastronomy. The guinea pig is fried in abundant oil under a stone that serves as a lid. It is usually accompanied with boiled potatoes, fried yuccas, corn, creole sauce, etc. It is served with boiled potatoes and then gilded in the frying pan and with huacatay pepper. It is served with chicha morada or chicha de jora.