Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui
Cuzco, Peru.

One of the most beautiful and impressive ancient sites in the world, Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hawaiian historian Hiram after it lay hidden for centuries above the Urubamba Valley.

What makes Machu Picchu so darned special For one thing, it’s the most preserved remains of the once-mighty Inca Empire. Sitting at the 2,430-meter (7,970-foot) level of Machu Picchu (Old Peak) Mountain, the site is stunningly, hauntingly beautiful.

The archaeological site is strategically located on the peak of the Machu Picchu Mountain (quechua name for “old major mountain”) that gives the name to the citadel and the spectacular setting we all have seen in photographs. one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and Peru’s main tourist destination. Few things made by humans maintain such harmony with its natural surroundings and adjacent archaeological groups.

Machu Picchu is a true architectural gem. The beauty and mystery of its stone palaces is enhanced by the magnificent, almost virgin and abrupt geography colored green by exuberant jungle flora. Ever since its discovery in 1911, Machu Picchu has been a true and insoluble archeological enigma. Indeed, even these days researchers are interested by its history and capacity.