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Thursday June 06, 2019
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The Imperial City of Cusco organised the first religious tourism tour, during the last two weeks of May, with more than 3000 tourists and locals participating. The tour included a visit to the amazing Cathedral Basilica and the City Hall Convention Center and furthermore certain academic and cultural events.

This special tour took place during the last two weeks in May because it is the Museum Month in Cusco. Tourists, Peruvian families and even local families wanted to learn more (more…)

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More details about first Peruvian empire thanks to Wari ceramics

Monday May 20, 2019
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The archaeological complex of Wari, located in Ayacucho, consists of a set of ceramic pieces. The complex is situated 25km northeast of Andean Ayacucho City. The set reveals important information about the first imperial state of Peru, the Wari civilization. This start was the basis of the development of the Inca Empire. Furthermore, the site is believed to be the capital of the complex. (more…)

Peru has a replica of the popular Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Monday April 29, 2019
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Peru has a cathedral similar to the Notre Dame Cathedral located in France. Last week the Cathedral was big news all over the world because of the terrible fire that ruined a big piece of the beautiful cathedral and caused material damages to the Catholic Church, its art and history. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, promised that they will rebuild the cathedral in 5 years. Furthermore, he said that they will make her more beautiful than before. (more…)

Machu Picchu in “Earth” , video clip for International Earth Day

Monday April 29, 2019
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Lil Dicky, a rapper and comedian, is one of the people committed to changing the habits of people in the future, ffto save the environment.

The artist succeeded in reuniting some of the most popular artists in the world such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, etc. Together they recorded a song in theme for saving the environment. In the video clip of the new song are appearing a lot of tourist destination from all over the world. (more…)

Rome of South Americas Juli (Puno), is back

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Juli, a town in the Puno-region situated in the southeast of Peru, is also better known as the Rome of the Americas because of its beautiful architecture and temples in colonial style, similar to the ones in Rome. The town is back on its track to recover its splendour. Juli wants to become a centre for tourists who love culture.

Juli – also called “the Jewel of Puno” – was founded in Colonial times by the Dominicans. The main goal of those Dominicans was to build religious temples. In these temples, they wanted to prepare missions for evangelism across South America. (more…)

Most sustainable city of Peru and Latin America: Machu Picchu

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Machu Picchu Town is now the most sustainable city in Latin America and Peru. This has been achieved, thanks to the good management of the organic and inorganic waste in the district.

On Friday, the 5th of April, they opened in the Machu Picchu Town an organic waste recovery factory; the perfect proof that the town is now a sustainable city. (more…)

Russian Exhibition about ancient Peruvian Civilizations and Artifacts

Wednesday April 03, 2019
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There is a new exhibition held in The Russian Museum of Ethnography in the Marble Hall in Sint-Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is called “The Gold of the Inca Empire. God. Power. Eternity. 2000 Years of a Great Civilization”. It is dedicated to the interesting and memorable past of Ancient Peru.

In the exhibition, visitors can admire 86 valuable and original objects from the ancient Peruvian civilisations. All these objects have a personal message that the modern man. (more…)

Celebration Tupaykanakuy 2019 in Apurimac with dancing and singing

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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The Carnival of Tupaykanakuy took place on Saturday, March 16. Tupaykanakuy is a meeting of families: in total, about 400 000, from Apurimac, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Ucayali and Huancavelica participate in the event.

The party of carnivals is still very lively in the towns of different provinces of Peru. This Tupaykanakuy event took place in the San Jeronimo district, located in the Apurimac region. (more…)

Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

Cusco Readies for Inti Raymi

Tuesday June 21, 2016
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Inti Raymi, or Festival of the Sun, will take place this Friday, June 24th in Cusco, Peru. This is a celebration that the Incas observed every year, and the Cusco locals continue in their tradition.

As Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire, the city held much significance, so this important festival was practiced here. The Inti Raymi festival is very similar to the New Years celebrations that we have at the beginning of January.

The Incas chose to celebrate at this time of the year because it marks the end of the harvest period and the start of the vernal equinox. (more…)

Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016
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The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. (more…)

Thousands enjoy the famous Pachamanca dish in Peru

Tuesday April 05, 2016
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The Cuasimodo Regional Fair recently took place in Huancayo, where cooks began preparing the famous Pachamanca dish at 3:00 that morning.

Pachamanca is a famous dish that uses many meats and vegetables. It is cooked underground using hot rocks and seasonings. The hot rocks are placed in a hole in the ground to create a make-shift oven and the meat is covered with corn leaves to create a roasting effect.

Almost 8,000 people attended the event and had the opportunity to eat Pachamanca. (more…)

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