Machu Picchu: symbol of Inca civilization
Peru is home to one of the most mysterious and spectacular sites on earth. Machu Picchu is an imposing view for the thousands of visitors who visit each year and decide to climb up to the impressive city, which was named a World Heritage Site in 1983.
Once you reach the summit, the view will overwhelm you. The coming together of mother nature with man’s creation is a surprisingly successful mix, which gives added value to this legendary archaeological treasure that was built midway through the 15th century and discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. The true function of the place is unknown but is believed to be a mixture between a holy, administrative, political and residential site.
If you walk through the Lost City of the Incas, you cannot afford to miss out on a visit to the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Palace, and the temple zone, where you will find the Temple of the Three Windows, the House of the High Priest, and the Main Temple. You can see first-hand the incredible architecture which is still intact after more than five centuries.
To get there, you can fly from Lima to Cuzco, and then head to Aguas Calientes. From there, you can take the Inca trails than go from the Puente Ruinas station up to the hill. May and June are the best months to visit the site due to the pleasant climate.
Come to Machu Picchu and discover the “Lost City of the Incas”, a place where time seems to have stood still and where you will feel that the world has stopped turning.