Cusco History and Archeology
The origins of Cusco are lost in the night of time. Archaeological excavations let us know that the Cusco valley (except its bottom, then marshy) was already inhabited by primitive settlers about three millennia ago. By the 12th century, Manco Capac and his sister and wife Mama Ocllo, the demigods and children of Father Inti (the sun god) emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca, with the mission of founding a new kingdom to improve living conditions Of peoples. Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo would have to walk to find a place in the land where the great gold scepter that Manco Capac carried, they went to the north and they arrived until Pacárec Tampu (Pacaritambo) where they rested in a small cave; At dawn they continued north until they reached Huanacaure Hill and there the scepter sank, and founded the city of Cusco. Also called Qosqo or Cuzco (Quechua voice: the navel of the world).
Cusco Live Culture
The spirit of the Peruvian man, sculpted by art and religion, has given rise to a creative gap that arises in an infinite variety of forms, rhythms and rituals. Year after year, more than 3,000 popular festivals, 1,500 musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru is home to one of the most varied folklore legacies in the world. With this spill of artistic expression, Peruvians feed on their deep roots to project an eternal alliance with nature and through rhythms and colors, reinforce their commitment to life that extends to visitors through hospitality and reciprocity, which are Things so typical of the Peruvian culture. The many festivals, including those of a religious nature, reveal the joyful character of Peruvians, both men and women, and their inclination to be sociable and share their hopes. Celebrations and rituals in Cusco: Cusco celebrates hundreds of festivals a year. Most of them are celebrated in homage to a patron saint and are part of the Christian calendar adopted in colonial times, although they have been mixed with the magical beliefs of the ancient forms of worship. The celebrations of Inti Raymi, Holy Week, Carnival, Corpus Christi and the feast of the “Lord of Tremors”, have a special meaning for the people of Cusco, becoming a great folk expression of their people
Cusco Nature and Biodiversity
Peru and Cusco, without a doubt, is one of the main destinations in the world for lovers of nature and biodiversity. Blessed with the world’s richest ocean, vast unexplored Amazon forests and the world’s highest tropical mountain range, the possibilities for biodiversity development in its territory are virtually unlimited. With just over 10% of all plant and animal species on earth and a surprisingly diverse range of climates and ecosystems, Peru has become a modern Noah’s Ark for nature lovers, who along with students of The whole world, visit Peru to acquire new knowledge and to know the unique varieties. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Manu National Park and the Tambopata National Reserve are paradises of nature.
Cusco Adventure and Sports
Outdoor Cusco: hiking, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, mountaineering, horseback riding, paragliding and hang gliding, river fishing or lake, are just some of the adventure sports and activities that can be practiced in one of the best stages of the world. The Inca Trail is the most famous trekking route in Peru and possibly one of the most spectacular in America. Each year, approximately 25,000 people from all over the world travel along the extraordinary 43 kilometers of this Incas-paved stone road that leads to the impregnable citadel of Machu Picchu, located deep in the jungle of Cusco.
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