Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of . At 2,430 metres above sea level, this [WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg] UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, is one of the most familiar symbols…

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
, Quechua: Wayna Pikchu, is a mountain in which the Urubamba River bends. is situated 770 meters north of Machu Picchu. Photo: Mblument, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Archaeological site
is an Inca ruin along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. is situated 3½ km south of Machu Picchu. Photo: Ed88, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Aguas Calientes is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to Machu Picchu, and the principal access point to the site. is situated 2½ km northeast of Machu Picchu. Photo: C T Johansson, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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