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Machu Picchu mountain Machu Picchu, the «Old Mountain» in Quechua, the mystical and sacred city built 2490 meters above sea level, in the Central Mountain Range of Peru, one of the mountainous systems that arise from the Andes. Machu Picchu […]
Machu Picchu, the «Old Mountain» in Quechua, the mystical and sacred city built 2490 meters above sea level, in the Central Mountain Range of Peru, one of the mountainous systems that arise from the Andes.
Machu Picchu has been declared a World Heritage Site since 1983,and one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World in the year 2007. Becoming not only the most visited attraction in South America, but also one of the most visited tourist destinations visited all over the world.
Built by the Inca Empire in the fifteenth century (1450) as an urban complex that housed buildings of great luxury both civil and religious. The city of Machu Picchu is located within a protected area of Peru with more than 35 thousand hectares, known as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu nestled among thousands of hectares covered with cloud forests so characteristic of this area, the eastern part of the Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes and the Urubamba River.
Rediscovered by American history professor Hiram Bingham in 1911, the interest in traveling to one of the most mystical, energetic and magical places on the planet has made the number of visits to Machu Picchu gradually increasing over time to surpass the more than 3 million tourists a year. For this reason the Directorate of Culture of Cusco has developed a series of regulations, which entered into force on July 1, 2017 to avoid overcrowding of the site.
The new regulations have divided the entrance to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu in two shifts. In this way in the first shift (morning) accesses 3,267 tourists and the second (afternoon) turn access 2,673.
There are four types of tickets available to visit different parts of the archaeological complex: Entrance Machu Picchu Solo; Entry MP + Huayna Picchu; MP + Mountain entrance; Entrance Machu Picchu + Museum. The individual entrance allows you to enjoy attractions such as the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Royal Palace, the Sacred Rock, among others.
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