CUENCA CULTURAL PATRIMONY OF THE HUMANITY

CUENCA CULTURAL PATRIMONY OF THE HUMANITY - Juan Pesantez...

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Juan Pesantez Speech 100 Mondays 6 pm Informative Speech Cuenca Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity As I lived in Cuenca-Ecuador for most of my life, I never realized of such as rich history, culture, and also of the interesting places to visit that the city contains. Now that I am thousands of miles away from it, I have a high interest in the significance that means to be part of a city that has been considered as “Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity” by the UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization . Today we will look at the complex history of the city, then I will walk you through the monumental catholic cathedral, and finally I will take you to a gorgeous park, “El Cajas”, which all together makes Cuenca a perfect city to visit. Main Point I The history of Cuenca is a rich ethnic mixture of native Indians and Spaniards. Documentation According to an editorial taken from Cuenca Tourism Foundation, “The origins of the city dates back to the year 500 when the Indian Canari were the first to occupy this territory.” The Canari people settled down approximately between the years 500 to 1480, during this period the Canari develop and strengthen. They had social organization of ethnic nobility, it was a town of a lot of culture, knowledgeable in silver, agriculture, weaving, yet they were still warriors. Where Cuenca in Ecuador is currently located, was known as Guapondelig, the important capital city of the Canari nation. Around 1480, began the invasion and expansion of the Inca Empire which by then defeated and conquered the Canari nation. Thus, the Inca brought all their customs, traditions, clothes and religious celebrations, founding the new city of
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