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Ruin Historic Site
Explore the ruins of 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. Make Machu Picchu part of your personalized Machu Picchu itinerary using our Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.
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  • The main reason we came to Peru is Machu Picchu. As we didn't have much time,we decided to book a tour instead of doing the Inca trail. The view was just awesome, it was worth waking up 3.30 for the p...  more »
  • The site is just stunning and definitely bucket list material. Make sure you have a toilet stop before going in as there are no toilets on site. I would also recommend an early start of the day to avo...  more »
  • This place is just heavenly! It looks like a picture postcard it's so beautiful. Try to spend a two to three days in Machu Picchu village though and visit the ancient city each day.  more »