The Inca city of Machu Picchu
Posted on : 20 May 2021
Machu Picchu is the most famous Inca city of Peru.
Machu Picchu is located on the Vilcabamba Batholithic (between the “Machu Picchu” and “Huayna Picchu” mountains.
The ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece that causes admiration throughout the world. Its architecture and engineering are a mystery.
Machu Picchu means old mountain (Quechua) and received this name after its rediscovery in 1911.
The sanctuary of Machu Picchu itself is a mystery and is surrounded by legends and fantastic stories that date back to the time of the Incas. Some myths say that the aliens visited Pachacutec and showed him the construction techniques, other legends say that the largest rocks obeyed Pachacutec’s orders.
About its construction: The analysis of carbon 14 revealed that the construction of Machupicchu dates from the year 1450. Its construction was devised by the SAPA INCA Pachacutec.
Although there is no evidence, it is believed that Pachacutec ordered the construction of a mausoleum in Machupicchu, as well as the temples, the urban area, and the agricultural area.
It is known that Machupicchu only has a single entrance, and therefore did not require many warriors to protect it. It is estimated that in Machu Picchu lived between 300 and 1000 people (descendants of the monarch Pachacutec). While the valley was inhabited by the population of Machu Picchu (farmers, workers, administrative personnel).
Due to modernity, today we can visit Machu Picchu on a short trip, either by train or on foot.
The Machupicchu Tours starts in Cusco and includes transportation, entrance ticket, tour guide in your language, hotel night, all our team is trained with health measures against COVID-19.
If you want to book the Machupicchu tour, you just have to contact us.