Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site situated 2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. The Incas built the estate around 1450, but abandoned it a century later. Since the site was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. It was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In addition, in 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
- – High Above The Clouds
- – Hidden Inca City
- – Arrival By Train Or Trekking
- – Peru’s Masterpiece