Exhibition on the Inca Path at the Museu de História Natural e da Ciência

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The University of Porto, in partnership with the Embassy of Peru in Portugal, presents, until May 28, at the Polo Central of the Museu de História Natural e da Ciência of the University of Porto, the exhibition “Qhapaq Ñan: the great Inca path”. The inauguration, which took place this Thursday, at the end of the afternoon, was attended by the mayor, Rui Moreira.

This exhibition, which integrates photographic and audiovisual material, aims to make known to the public some of the particularities of the Inca Path.

The Qhapaq Ñan, besides being a special architectural space, has a great historical, cultural, human and geographical diversity. It consists of several hiking routes and is one of the most important human creations in the Andean world, allowing it to connect cities from different regions. More than 500 years after its construction, this Path still remains active for many people who continue to use it to communicate and safeguard their ancestral knowledge, through transmission between generations.

Currently, Peru, through its Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Qhapaq Ñan Project – National Headquarters, continues to keep alive the entire history and cultural value of this relevant heritage.

Entrance to the exhibition is free, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last access at 5.30 p.m.). The Polo Central will be closed to the public on Easter Sunday, April 9.