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Travel Guide of Machu Picchu Pueblo in Peru by Influencers

Machupicchu or Machupicchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, is a location in Peru situated in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province. It is the seat of the Machupicchu District. Machupicchu lies at the Vilcanota River.

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Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel high in the Andes mountains of Peru, high above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it is famous for its dry-stone walls, whose sophisticated design combines huge blocks without mortar to form fascinating buildings that take advantage of astronomical alignments and offer panoramic views. The precise reason for its creation remains a mystery.

The site is located in the eastern Andes, at the edge of the Amazonian forest in Peru (province of Urubamba), one hundred and thirty kilometres from Cuzco.

At an altitude of 2,438 metres, the ruins straddle the ridge between two peaks: Huayna Picchu, meaning "young mountain" and Machu Picchu, meaning "old mountain". It is Huayna Picchu that overlooks the site and can be seen in most photographs of the city. From certain angles, it is possible to imagine the profile of a human face looking towards the sky, with Huayna Picchu as its nose.

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Why go to Machu Picchu Pueblo ?

A mysterious and inspiring city that has remained intact

Never discovered by the Conquistadors and the only Inca site to remain intact, Machu Picchu still attracts and fascinates. Its natural setting and the mystery surrounding its architecture are recognised as one of the last expressions of the development of Inca art.

At first it was believed that Machu Picchu was built as a military fortress and even as a resting place for the Inca Pachacutec and his family. However, in-depth studies by some of the best specialists have revealed that the Inca city was used as a place of worship and religious sanctuary.

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Mountain Machu Picchu

  2.9 km (1.8 miles) away from Machu Picchu Pueblo

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