The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, located in Peru, sits in a magnificent landscape high up in the Andes Mountains.

Machu Picchu was built in the 1400’s by the Incans but was abandoned when the Spaniards came and conquered them in the 1500’s. This ancient city then lay forgotten in the mountains for hundreds of years, until it was rediscovered in the early 1900’s. There are 200 structures making up this mountain city, built on a plan with a lower and an upper part.

There are still many mysteries surrounding Machu Picchu and the Incan people, but it is a beautiful city to marvel at.

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Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Peru 
Category
Mixed
Name
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(ix)(vii)
Year of Registered
1983
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 1983