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 UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, is one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire, and is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world – a visit to Peru would not be complete without it.
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, Quechua: Wayna Pikchu, is a mountain in which the bends. Photo: Mblument, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Inti Punku or Intipunku is an archaeological site in the Cusco Region of that was once a fortress of the sacred city, Machu Picchu. Photo: Colegota, CC BY-SA 2.5 es.

Putucusi is a round-shaped mountain located on the opposite side of the to Machu Picchu in the Cusco Region of . Photo: bobistraveling, CC BY 2.0.

is a ritual stone in associated with the astronomic clock or calendar of the Inca. is situated 2 km southwest of Machu Picchu.

Localities in the Area

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

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