The Inti Raymi ("Festival of the Sun") is a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion. It was the celebration of the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset and the Inca New Year. In territories south of the equator the gregorian months of June and July are winter months.
During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, as related by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration took place in the Haukaypata or the main plaza in the city.
This Tour starts at 08:00 hrs, picking you up from the hotel, then we go to the first place. The ceremony of Inti Raymi has three different scenes in three different places, It starts at the Qoricancha Palace placed on Av. El Sol, then we head to the main square (Plaza de Armas del Cusco) where the second scene will be held and finally it ends with the special scene held in Sacsayhuaman ( 3 km from Cusco) where we will go on bus.
The Tribunes on Saqsaywaman
The Central staging of Inti Raymi is held in the Sacred main square of Saqsawaman, over there have been placed the tribunes with capacity for 3,906 people. All the seats are very confortable for the spectators.The vip zone is formed for these 3 tribunes which give a better view of the ceremony.
Other Services on Saqsayhuaman
EMEFUC offers other necesary services to attend to the Inti Raymi, vip confortable seats for the spectator, Higienic Movil Bathrooms, Fisrt Aid Post and police security which allow enjoy this ancestral ceremony.
How to get to the Inti Raymi Scenes
The scenes at Qoricancha and in main Square are for free , to get to the Sacred main Square in Sacsayhuaman you ought to get the Numbered entrance tickets according to the specified zones shown in the chart above.
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