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Cusco, Peru

 

Plaza de Armas of Cusco
 
In Inca times was called “Huacaypata” Quechua word meaning place of weeping or meeting. It was an important ceremonial site where every year the Inti Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is celebrated, it was the place where Francisco Pizarro proclaimed the conquest of Cusco. With the arrival of the Spanish, the plaza changed, stone arches were built and buildings that surround it today were erected.

 
 

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