8th. September, Symposium Cocktail at Town Hall of Qosqo
The Organization Committee warmly
invites all symposium followers to attend a Welcome Cocktail to the
SIMBig2014 Symposium. Please join us for lively conversation and
delicious hors d'oeuvres at the Town Hall of Qosqo
(Municipalidad del Qosqo). This building, combining colonial and Inca
ornate, is located in the downtown of Qosqo
(Cusco in Quechua language).
Don’t miss the opportunity to network with colleagues, local students
and invited professors delighting the famous Pisco
Sour. This convivial activity is included in the symposium
9th September, Symposium Dinner at Tunupa Restaurant
Symposium participants are invited to
join us for an evening of traditional Peruvian food, delightful drinks,
great company, camaraderie and a very entertaining program.
The symposium dinner will be hosted at Tunupa
restaurant, located at Qosqos Main Square. This restaurant offers an
excellent view of Plaza de Armas
(Main Square) and other surrounding areas.
The Plaza de Armas was called Huacaypata
(or Aucaypata) after its
construction during the Inca Empire. The original plaza was twice the
current size and was heart of the capital. In 1532 Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro defeated the Inca Empire and took control of Qosqo,
renaming the Huacaypata to Plaza
de Armas. Since 16th century, colonial arcades surround the Plaza
de Armas, and two cathedrals face each other across the square.
Currently, recently removed, the center of the square is a nice place to
rest on the benches, soak up the gardens and admire the fountain in the
heart of the square.
Concerning the dinner, it will take place in a warm and friendly dining
room at Tunupa Restaurant. An
endless buffet, combining traditional Andean delicacies and
International foot, will be propose to the symposium followers. The rest
of the evening, the SIMBig2014 attendants are invited to enjoy the
traditional music and dance spectacle. Don’t miss it.
Tip: do not hesitate to dance with
10th September, Visit to Qosqo city and Cristo Blanco Mountain
The last symposium day, the Organization
Committee invites you to relive the prodigious rise and the exceptional
destiny that Qosqo has realized through the last centuries from Incas
and colonial periods. Come and discover the Main Square, journey through
the narrow streets of the historical center.
At the end of the tour - the icing on the cake -, the Organization
Committee proposes to visit Cristo Blanco Mountain, which have a nice
landscape of Qosqo and Sacsayhuaman.