Machu Picchu[94 photos]

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Description

Machu Picchu (128)
Machu Picchu (128)
13° 9′ 48″ S, 72° 32′ 47″ W

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 m above sea level and situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km north-west of Cuzco. Built around the year 1460 in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls, it was abandoned 100 years later.

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Main Sights

  • Intihuatana stone
  • Temple of the Sun
  • Room of the Three Windows

See also

Archeological sites

My UNESCO sites

Peru

Machu Picchu (1)
Machu Picchu (1)

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the south-east by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.… [Read more]