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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
Normally, i think i would be full of things to say about machu pichu and how beautiful it is. But unfortunately, the day we were there, it was incredibly foggy.. Therefor we could barely see anything.... more »
Um lugar histórico repleto de experiências e paisagens únicas e incríveis! A cidade perdida dos incas é uma atração turística que deve fazer parte da lista daqueles que são apaixonados por história, v... more »A historic place full of unique and amazing experiences and landscapes! The Lost City of the Incas is a tourist attraction that must be part of the list of those who are passionate about history, travel and knowledge and why not, by curiosities. There are two shifts, morning or afternoon, where visitors can explore this city built by the Incas and only discovered in the mid-twentieth century. There, the Spanish invaders never stepped on but today one can meet her and live a unique experience.
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