Within this framework, Mayor Darwin Baca presented De Niro with a Chacana (Inca Cross) —a symbol of Andean worldview and culture.
"This Andean cross was crafted by Machu Picchu artisans. It is made of serpentine stone, found in the district's mines," the official expressed.
The gift represents the hananpacha, kaypacha, and ukupacha (sky, earth, and subsoil). Plus, the actor's name, as well as the mayor's had been engraved on it.
Likewise, De Niro was asked to sign the Golden Book, in which he wrote a message addressed to the people of Machu Picchu
The ceremony took place at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel courtyard in Machu Picchu
Town. The event was also attended by Yucay Mayor Leocadio Madera and other citizens.
He also visited Pedro de Osma Museum located in the capital city's traditional Barranco district.