Lima to recreate the rebellion of Manco Inca in a Historic Event

Lima, Peru's capital, is gearing up for a historic event that promises to transport attendees back to the Inca era.

Lima Manco Inca | TreXperience
Lima, Main Square

The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (GERCETUR) of the Cusco Regional Government, in collaboration with the Municipal District of Vilcabamba, invites everyone to participate in an unprecedented commemoration of Manco Inca's Rebellion.

Historic parade:

  • Date: Saturday, May 25
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Route: Plaza San Martín, Jr. de la Unión, Plaza Mayor de Lima

Parade program:

  • Start at Plaza San Martín: The event begins with a theatrical representation of Manco Inca's life and his role in the Inca resistance.
  • Parade through Jr. de la Unión: Featuring traditional costumes and a reenactment of the Incas' march towards resistance.
  • Culmination at Plaza Mayor de Lima: A ceremonial act with speeches and cultural activities to commemorate the bravery and legacy of Manco Inca.

A bit of history:

Manco Inca Yupanqui, also known as Manco Cápac II, was a prominent leader of the Inca resistance against Spanish conquerors. After the capture of Inca Atahualpa, the Spaniards initially used Manco Inca as a puppet to consolidate their control over the Tahuantinsuyo. However, in 1536, Manco Inca led a massive rebellion, establishing his headquarters in Vilcabamba and waging a guerrilla war that challenged Spanish rule for years.

Read More | The Great Inca Emperors.

Importance of the rebellion:

This parade aims to revive the historic rebellion led by Manco Inca, who spearheaded one of the most significant uprisings against the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. The event will feature various cultural groups, artists, and actors recreating key scenes of the Inca resistance. This historic event serves as a reminder of the resilience and fighting spirit of the Inca people, and its commemoration in Lima seeks to keep this historical memory alive.