Machu Picchu

Local nameCiudadela de Machu Picchu
LocationCusco, Peru

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430-metre mountain ridge. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows, cutting through the Cordillera and creating a canyon with a tropical mountain climate.Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.

Tags Archaeological SiteUNESCOHeritage
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Machu Picchu Afternoon Entrance Ticket, Bus & Private Guide from 161 USD

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UNESCO website

Address Peru

Coordinates -13°9'50.979" N -72°32'42.312" E

Tours and activities: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Afternoon Entrance Ticket, Bus & Private Guide

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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Entrance Ticket

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Machu Picchu Lost Citadel and Mountain Official Ticket

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