About Machu Picchu
Sacred City – The origin place of the Inca Empire, Machupicchu Located at 2,430 meters high in a beautiful place, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing architectural achievement of the Inca Empire in its apogee. Its ramparts, terraces and gigantic ramps give the impression of having been carved in the escarpments of the rock, as if they were part of it. The natural frame, located in the eastern slope of the Andes, forms part of the Upper Amazon Basin, which has a very varied flora and fauna.
The archaeological site is located on the left bank of the Vilcanota River, in the gorge of Kusi Chaka, to the mouth of the river Aobamba. In the district of Machu Picchu, province of Urubamba, department of Cusco to 112.5 km. northeast of the city of Cusco in Peru.
To reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you can choose between two routes: by Inca Trail or by train to Aguas Calientes and from there by car or walking up to the mountain where the citadel is located.
Machu Picchu Quechua word whose meaning is old mountain. Today is universally known, both for its impressive archaeological remains, and its unique location, on the edge of an abyss at the bottom run great waters of the Urubamba River.
Machu Picchu, more than a citadel, is an architectural complex that only missing roofs. This resort city is called, by the large number of houses that today are counted more than 200, and at its peak had to be more. In addition, its design includes plazas, temples, roads, staircases, terraces, aqueducts, etc.