Art And Artisans In Cuzco’s San Blas Neighborhood

Juana Mendívil has a story she likes to tell about her father, Hilario. As a young boy growing up in Cuzco’s arty San Blas district, Hilario early on was infected by his barrio’s mania for sculpture.  Every day after school he’d stop to peer in the neighborhood studios, to watch the masters work.  It was […]

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Machu Picchu Artefacts On Display At Casa Concha Museum In Cusco

In 1911, Yale scholar Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu.  Although he thought, incorrectly, that he had found the last refuge of the Incas (this was actually Vilcabamba), there is no doubt that what he did find has turned out to be much more significant for visitors to Peru. In 1912, Bingham sent a number of […]

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Update On The Train Route From Cusco To Machu Picchu

The latest information that we have received from Peru indicates that FTSA, the operator of the railroad on the train route from Cusco to Machu Picchu, has made substantial progress in restoring the railroad to working order. So far, the routes from km 82 (Piscacucho) to km 90 and from km 106 to km 110 […]

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