Celebrating 100 Years of the Lost City

Celebrating 100 Years of the Lost City

For the last year preparations have been underway for the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu. From July 3rd to July 9th both Cusco and Machu Picchu will come alive with fireworks, musical acts, dance competitions, parades, drinks, and more!  To keep up with all the happenings we´re providing you with the official program for the Centennial Celebrations, below:

Centennial of Machu Picchu for the World: Official Program

Sunday, July 3rd

10:00   Machu Picchu Centennial Parade through Cusco

Wednesday, July 6th

09:00  Regional Government of Cusco awards the Inca Pachacutec Medal to chosen recipients at an official ceremony at Koricancha

12:00   The South American Camelids Festival begins at Sacsayhuaman

18:00   Welcome Cocktails at the Convent of Santo Domingo

Thursday, July 7th

06:00 Twenty-one Gun Salute in Cusco

09:00 The Grand Cultural Art Festival opens for the day in the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and the Plazas Espinar, San Francisco, San Blas, Santa Teresa, Los Pumas.

10:30 Welcome to Machu Picchu!
A t the Lost City of Machu Picchu, the traditional Tinkay ceremony begins, along with the Salute to the Four Corners of the empire.  The Andean group Jaivas will perform “Heights of Machu Picchu”.  Ends at 12:30.

18:00   Machu Picchu and Cusco Celebrations
As a tribute to the history and wonder of Macchu Picchu there´ll be a 2 hour sound and light show accompanied by Andean Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica del Cusco at Machu Picchu.  At the same time in Cusco, for the next 6 hours there´ll be the concerts and shows at Machu Picchu will be broadcasting live in Cusco´s Main Square (the Plaza de Armas)

Friday, July 8th

9:00     All-day Dance Competition in the Plaza de Armas between Cusco´s 13 provinces of Cusco

11:00   The Float Parade begins its route through Cusco´s main streets

19:00   After the Dance Competition in the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) finishes, the Andean Symphony Orchestra will perform along with Los Jaivas, followed by a fireworks display

Saturday, July 9th

18:00   Renowned Peruvian and foreign artists will perform a Music Festival in the Beer Garden

Pirwa has four different hostels and bed & breakfasts locations in Cusco located in and just alongside the Main Square as well as San Blas, as well as a Hostel and B&B in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).  There´s still availability during the festivities, so check our site if you´re looking for a room.

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