Peruvian city of Cusco attracts over 21,000 tourists during Holy Week

Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Peruvian city  Holy WeekPeruvian city of Cusco and its archaeological, landscape and religious attractions attracted over 21,000 domestic and international visitors during the long Holy Week holidays, Cusco Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) reported.

Every day, over 3,000 travelers arrived in this region by road and air; however, the figure would be greater due to the increasing flow of domestic visitors, who took advantage of the long weekend, Dircetur Head Carlos Landauro Castro Cuba told Andina news agency.

Visits kicked off during Holy Monday, considered one of the most important religious activities, especially when the “Lord of Earthquakes” goes on procession.

The act usually gathers Cusco’s citizens, while tourists fill and overflow Cusco’s main square.

Besides visits paid to Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, site also known as the Incan Empire’s top attraction, visitors toured the Sacred Valley of the Incas, South Valley, Historic Center, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Pucapucara (located a few minutes away from the metropolis).

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