A little known but very impressive destination is the Q´eswachaka bridge or better known as the Hanging Bridge of Cusco.
The Q´eswachaka bridge, which means in quechua “Q´eswa” = braid and “Chaka” = bridge, is located over the Apurimac river, in the Quehue district of Cusco.
It is a suspension bridge whose origin dates back to the time of the Incas, it is 28 meters long and 1.20 meters wide and was part of the Qhapac Ñan system.
This wonderful bridge...
A little bit of history about Inti Raymi…
It was Pachacutec, who started this cultural-religious tradition, carried out in Tahuantinsuyo times to worship the Sun God (God Inti).
This rite gathered the Incas every winter solstice in the imperial city to welcome the God Inti, this celebration lasted 2 weeks, in which they drank chicha, performed dances, burned coca leaves and sacrificed llamas in honor of God Son.
All these activities were carried out to give thanks for the harvests of the year...