Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu

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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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  • It is a unique, beautiful place, and that can not it will miss. It is a little expensive to reach the site, but without a doubt it's worth it. It should be prepared, with comfortable clothing, preferably with sports shoes.
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  • I started the journey to the port via Madrid to LIMA, visited CHICLAYO, AREQUIPA, PUNO, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY and MACHU PICCHU was finally an unforgettable experience at the end of the climb the view of the lost city there are no words to describe. . (C)
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  • Excellent, inspiring place! How would like to be there again! It is a place where history lives. Very interesting.
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