This is a very famous ancient Incan wall which mostly just demonstrates the incredible Incan architecture. This would have been a wall for the home of some kind of royalty because the stones are all cut to fit perfectly with each other and no mud or cement was used to fit them together.
Then we decided to indulge ourselves one more time in a massage. Our Israeli friends from the Islands had told us about this place where we could get a hot stone massage for 15 soles or about $5, so we decided to take their word for it and it was an excellent decision!!!
When we got out of our massage there was all this commotion in the main square so we went to see what it was all about. A parade was starting. We found out later that Sept 8th is their Corpus Christi celebration. Representatives from nearby churches carry in procession their patron saints to the main cathedral. It is a celebration of the catholic church and it's saints.
Many of the groups were wearing really crazy masks and all the groups were dancing.
I'm not quite sure how the monkeys came into play, but I am sure they are honoring their patron saint somehow as well.
We really enjoyed watching this bit of culture. We felt so lucky to happen upon it!
Most of the ladies in the parade wore big colorful skirts.....lots of twirling.
The guy in this monkey suit was even growling and pounding his chest...really got into it.
After the parade we took some more good advice from our Israeli friends and went to Jack's cafe. Not terribly authentic (we have had plenty of authentic up to this point) but really, really good. Dinner was fantastic and dessert was even better. Brownies and carrot cake....yum. What a full and fun day!