Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was a citadel dedicated to the Inca gods. It is also believed that it was built as the residence of the Inca emperor Pachacutec. The truth is that carbon 14 tests indicate that it was built in 1450 and that the temples and enclosures that were built there were worked with great effort and beauty. Today, after many years, most of its structure is still intact. Tourists who visit it can know: the Sun Gate, the Main Temple, the Intihuatana, the Intipunku, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Moon, the Sacred Rock and many other buildings, which together are more than 150 enclosures.

Tourist attractions close to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a 4-day, 3-night route to Machu Picchu. It runs through part of the qhapac ñan (Inca road network) to the Intipunku (Sun Gate).

Inca Trail

Huayna Picchu

The Huayna Picchu mountain is the best adventure in Machu Picchu. It offers an incredible walk, beautiful landscapes, the great cavern as well as flora and fauna.

Huayna Picchu

Intipunku

The Intipunku (Sun Gate in Quechua) was the ancient access route to Machu Picchu of the Incas. Today it is a short walk. It takes 1 or 2 hours to get there.

Intipunku