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Explore the ruins of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incan community perched 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, on a mountain ridge overlooking the Sacred Valley. The partially restored site, built in the typical Incan style of polished dry-stone walls, spreads across multiple man-made terraces. Climb the path that extends above the complex to view the tiered ruins from above, and enjoy commanding views of the spectacular scenery that surrounds it. Built around 1450, possibly as an estate for the Incan emperor Pachacuti, the site was abandoned only a century later during the Spanish conquest. Incredibly, the Spanish conquistadors never learned of the site's existence, and it remained unknown to the wider world until 1911. In 2007, an online poll voted the now renowned site one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Arrange to visit Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and other attractions in Machu Picchu using our Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder .
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu Reviews
As a first generation American with deep roots in Cusco, my first visit to Peru and this incredible place was In the 1960’s as an 8 year old with my grandfather. His father was one of the trio credite... more »
その一言です。 遠かったけど、日本からほぼ地球の裏側まで来た甲斐があります。世界各国を旅していますが、ここには中国人はいなかったです。 写真よりも自分の目でみるほうが素晴らしいと思える場所です。 more »That's a word. It was a long way off, but it was worth coming from Japan to the other side of the world. I've traveled around the world, but there were no Chinese here. It's a place where you can think it's better to look at it with your own eyes than photography.
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