Machupicchu Virtual Tour

Since its discovery in 1911 by the American university professor Hiram Bingham, the Machu Picchu Archeological Complex has not ceased capturing the imagination of Peruvians and foreigners alike due to its striking beauty, immeasurable cultural wealth, and the mystery that shrouds the perfection of its architecture. The legendary sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located 111.5 kilometers from the city of Cusco, at the top of a mountain covered with lush highland vegetation. It is Peru’s most important tourist attraction and one of the world’s top sites.

When the Incas were in power, Machu Picchu was not only the spiritual center of the empire but also the most important Incan site for worshipping the stars and for carrying out astronomical observation. What is more, the surrounding transcendent countryside augments the beauty of its different stone constructions that capture our attention, like its temples, walls, chambers, patios, and countless staircases that connect the different areas, all of which are made of solid rock meticulously worked. Machu Picchu is without a doubt a true masterpiece of ancient Peruvian architecture.


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