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The Inti Raymi (festival of the sun) It is a religious
ceremony that takes place in the highlands every solstice of
winter in honor to the Inti (sun deity) when the sun it is
in a major distance of the earth. This famous festivity it
is held at the end of June.
A the Incas Time
At the time of the Incas, The Intiraymi was one of the most
important festivals celebrated in Cusco where participated
generals, princes, governors and the Inca emperor himself,
all finely dressed, holding their shields and their
In the darkness, the crowd waited with great respect and
deep silence, the appearance of the sun god
The Inca priests and the people paid homage to the Sun God
for the harvest thanked him and asked him again to fertilize
the land and to continue to give comfort to the children of
This game came on the sacred and the Inca Emperor offered to
the sun also a llama was sacrificed and their internal
organs were used to predict the future.
With the arrival of the Spanish festival was banned by the
Catholic Church, and only returned to take place from 1942.
Today Inti Raymi is one of the largest festivals in all of
South America. It is celebrated on June 24th of each year
and is staged at the ruins of Sacsayhuaman just outside
The celebration is held in the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and
represents the ceremony as he would have developed in the
Inca state, but now at the eyes of thousands of tourists who
travel to Cusco and
Participants wear feathers, scarves, masks and carry spears.
Form figures in rhythmic jumping, shouting in praise of the
sun, to the rhythm of flutes and drums. It's a great show,
full of energy.
The main character is the Inca, who is chosen through a
contest of skill and its appearance is stunning, in a litter
carried by eight subjects, wearing a suit with the colors of
Tahuantinsuyo, gold bracelets and an ornament of feathers on
the head .
The contemporary ceremony repeated in every detail, the rite
of the Inca times. And give us a spectacular view of how
used to be and the meaning of this magnificent celebration.
Bring warm clothing, because in the month of June is very
cold in Cusco.
If you want to witness the ceremony and rituals closely Inti
Raymi, buy your box at the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman, well
Before getting on the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman sure to
bring your photo camera
secure your belongings.
9: OO Hrs Qorikancha: Home of the staging. Lasts 30 minutes.
11: OO Hrs. Auqaypata (Main Square): The lnka and his royal
entourage, enter the street K'ijllu Inti. Duration 45
13:3 O Hrs. Central Ceremony. 90 minutes.
Services & Amenities
To attend the ceremony of Inti Raymi the Municipal-EMUFEC
Celebrations Cusco, implement the necessary services:
fiberglass seats, portable toilets, information center and
tourist assistance, first aid and safety (Command System
incidents), allowing you to enjoy the event with all the
How to assist the Inti Raymi
The sequences of the Inti Raymi, the Koricancha and the
Plaza de Armas are freely available to the general public.
Is recommended to go early to access adequate visual
perspective. The income and location in the stands installed
on the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman are through acquisition or
pre-booked tickets and numbered according to the areas
specified in the Schedule of Rates and location map.
To request the number of seats or spaces through the Inti
Raymi Reserve System 2012, customers can choose their
preferred seats on the website:
EMUFEC issue the respective payment vouchers (bills and