Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu
Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu (Of the quechua machu, old, and pikchu peak, that is to say, «old peak») is the contemporary name of the ancient llacta (populated) inca of stone (whose original name would have been Picchu or Picho). Built mainly around the middle of the 15th century in the rocky promontory that joins the mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in the oriental slope of Andes Central, south of the Peru.

Documents of mediated of the 16th century [2] suggest that Machu Picchu would have worked like one of the residences of Pachacútec or Inca Yupanqui (the biggest emperor inca, 1438-1470). However, some of his best constructions and the evident character ceremonial of the main road of access to the llacta would show that this was used like religious sanctuary. Both uses (palace and sanctuary) would not have been incompatible. It has descartado, instead, a supposed military character (by what the popular calificativos of «fortress» or «citadel» have been surpassed).

Machu Picchu Is considered at the same time a master work of the architecture and the engineering. His peculiar architectural characteristics and paisajísticas and the veil of mystery that has knitted to his around good part of the literature published on the place, have converted it one of the tourist destinations more popular of the planet. Machu Picchu Is in the List of the Heritage of the mankind of the UNESCO from 1983.

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Peru 1 2 Km. 900 m. 900 m. Alta Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
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Peru 1 2 Km.
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900 m. 900 m. Alta Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta