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Cusco will expect to receive more than 3 million tourist this 2015

The Cusco received in 2014 the visit of 2.6 million of tourists, from them 1.6 millions were strangers and the others peruvians. Joe Concha estimated that for this year the arrived of more than three million of tourists, with a superior increase of 5% even if he precised this figure is subject to change. It should consider that during the 2014 presented troubles in June (high season), for the mobilization announcements and the development of World Cup in Brasil, said Joe Concha (Titular of DIRCETUR). Given the projection that it needs for this year for the arrived of huge quantity of visitors, Concha Rivera, sustained that it must continue with the promotion and difusion of the attractives that offers the cusquena region, but also these services must present a quality service in restaurants, hotels, tourism agencies, among others (Infotur).

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Cusco Events & Festivals 2015

  The annual festivals of Cusco are nothing short of spectacular, and with the closeness of the ancient Machu Picchu site, many of these events have a strong Inca or religious theme. Things to do in Cusco are very seasonal and range from Easter celebrations during Holy Week (Semana Santa) and the El Senor de los Temblores (Lord of the Earthquakes) procession, to the spectacular Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) each June, which attracts people from all across Peru and beyond, and sees crowds approaching 100,000. Many events not only take place in Cusco, but also within the surrounding Andean highlands and around the Sacred Valley, where numerous lively fiestas and public holidays are celebrated with great fervour and excitement. In the city itself, the Plaza de Armas is often where leading festivals are staged and much of the action is to be found. Soccer fans should not overlook the football matches at the Estadio Garcilaso de la Vega stadium and its home team of Cienciano. El Senor de los Temblores (Lord of the Earthquakes) – late March / early April, a colourful procession held on the Monday prior to Easter, remembering the historic Peruvian earthquake of 1650 Crucix Vigil – May 2nd and 3rd, various […]

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Peru: World’s leading Culinary Destination and World’s Leading Tourism Website

  Dec. 08. The edition of the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) placed Peru as the 2014 World’s Leading Culinary Destination and government-run official tourism website (Peru.travel) was pronounced the World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website 2014, confirmed on Monday the Foreign Trade and Tourism minister, Magali Silva.  The ceremony took place in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, said Silva.«The WTA are considered a quality trademark in the tourism sector. That means some of those, who achieve these awards, place their product as the best of the world, and at the same time, they become references for the rest of the trademarks,» she added.Magali Silva emphasized this is the third time Peru wins the World’s Leading Culinary Destination and congratulated the recognition earned by the official website peru.travel.The site has been translated into 8 different languages. Visitor from all over the world can access tourism-related content by official sources and updated information about Peru’s main destinations and attractions.«Receiving this type of award do not only showcase our country at an international level, [but] it also encourages us to continue to work more in order to gain excellence and turn Peru into one of the most important tourist destinations,” the minister explained.“In this […]

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About Peru World Heritage Cradle of South American Civilization

World Heritage Cradle of South American Civilization Peru’s culture is one and many at the same time. Modern-day Peruvians are heirs to traditions of civilizations that flourished for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. The resulting cultural blend was further enhanced by African and Asian contributions, which also took root in this land. Qhapaq Ñan The Qhapac Ñan, which in Quechua means «The Great Road», is made up of a complex road system (pre-Incan and Incan roads) which the Incas unified and built during the fifteenth century as part of a major political, military, ideological, and administrative project known as Tawantinsuyu. This network of roads allowed access to the information and movement of goods that was the lifeblood of the entire region. It made it possible for the Incas in Cuzco to administer territories located thousands of kilometres away. They used these roads to send chasquis, or messengers, receive the benefit of tributes or migrant work, and mobilize the armies.  City Of Cusco Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Cusco, located in the south of the Peruvian Andes (3,250 masl – 10,663 fasl), is the country’s leading tourist destination and one of the most important cities […]

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Barrio San Blas

Calles zigzagueantes y angostas, casitas blancas de puertas y ventanas azules, donde artesanos encuentran el halo inspirador para crear vírgenes chaposas y santitos con cuellos delgados y alargados imitando la gracilidad de las vicuñas, también confeccionan “Niños Manuelitos” vestidos con trajes típicos de la zona.

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Se encuentra a 8 km de la ciudad del Cusco, se le conoce como el “Baño de la Ñusta”, debido a la especial circunstancia de existir dos acueductos que llevan aguas limpias todo el año.

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Sacsayhuamán, Halcón saciado

Es un gran ejemplo de la majestuosidad de la arquitectura Inca. Se encuentra ubicado a 2 Km. de la ciudad del Cusco.

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Templo Qoricancha

En la época Inca fue un centro religioso importante en el que se rendía culto a sus dioses principales como: el Sol, la Luna, el Rayo, el Arco Iris y las Estrellas.

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