Machu Picchu – Cusco Peru
One of the 7 wonders of the world
Machu Picchu is in the middle of mountains of steep slope and is flanked by the deep canyon that forms the Urubamba River as it passes through this part of the Vilcanota basin.
The citadel of Machu Picchu is located at 2,360 m.a.s.l.
The landscape is formed by a series of hills and mountains of great slope, with almost vertical slopes and deep and narrow gorges where sound and turbulent rivers run.
Machu Picchu Cusco Peru
Machu Picchu – Inca City
Every time we face a place whose written history does not exist, the temptation to imagine how it was and who were those who lived there in their time of splendor of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu is very great. Read more Inca City
Description Machu Picchu
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers north-west of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba, on the crest of the Machu Picchu hill. Archaeologists have divided Machu Picchu into 3 major sectors: Read more
Description of Machu Picchu
It is necessary to point out that the Inca constructions of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu were characterized by adapting their forms to the conditions of the land on which they settled. They reserved the natural flat soils for the fields of … Read more Engineering Machu Picchu
The natural environment of Machu Picchu is forested, tropical and rainy. It is located in the middle of mountains of steep slope and is flanked by the deep canyon that forms the Urubamba River as it passes through this part of the Vilcanota basin … Read more Natural Environment
People of Machu Picchu
Inca society had a rigid social structure in its ethnic and functional relations, from which power was born.
The class structure did not respond so much to the economic position … Read more Machu Picchu Villagers
Flora and fauna
Due to its natural beauty, the original and harmonious intervention of the Incas in the landscape of Machu Picchu, this Inca citadel has been declared as a natural and cultural park that has been incorporated into the protected areas of the world and … Read more Flora and fauna
For the Incas the Urubamba Valley is the entrance to the jungle, the Antisuyo the land of the “chunchos”.