Machu Picchu - Peru

 

Place of the pre-Columbian Inca ruins, about 80 km northwest of Cuzco, in Peru. In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, also professor of the University of Yale. Bingham believed that these 18 square Km of terraced stonework might have been the last refuge of the Incas, fleeing from the Spanish conquerors, in the 16th century.

Machu Picchu stands on an altitude of 2,350 meters, in the Andes Mountains. It's the principal tourist attraction in Peru.

Map of Machu Picchu

 

South America

 

Machu Picchu ruins, in Peru.

 

◄Geographic Guide

 

 

Map Peru

Copyright Geographic Guide - South America - Tourist Attractions Andes.

 

Ruins of the Temple of the Sun, in Machu Picchu.

 

Inca Trail

 

Ruins Peru

Temple of the Sun

 

Machu Picchu - Peru

 

Camping at the Inca Trail.

 

Camping

 

Travel

 

Machu Picchu - Peru