Plaza Regocijo (Rejoice Square)

09/07/2020 7:43 pm

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The Plaza Regocijo was formerly linked to the Plaza de Armas, they were two spaces, one dedicated to crying (Huacaypata) and the other to rejoicing (Cusipata) since in this place different activities were carried out such as parties and festivities that evoked joy; As a result, in 1560 the town hall of Cusco was built in the north of this plaza, it was also called the Plaza Cabildo. Later it was known as Plaza Tlanguis, which was made up of Plaza Regocijo, Hotel of Turists Cusco and Plaza Espinar. After the Spanish conquest, it is where the Plaza Regocijo came to have its current form, currently surrounded by important buildings, such as the first tourist hotel in Cusco, where the old mint of Cusco built in 1699 was demolished for its construction, which I coin gold and silver coins to the Viceroyalty of Peru by order of the King of Spain (Carlos II).

Casa Garcilaso, current Regional Museum of Cusco, where one of Peru’s best-known historians and writers lived, known as “the prince of the new world writers” Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Gómez Suárez de Figueroa), famously writing “ The royal comments of the Incas ”(1609).

Finally, the Municipality of Cusco, which was formerly occupied by the Cabildo de Cusco and prefecture of Cusco. Currently, it is a convention center, where different meetings and congresses are held within Cusco.

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