Machu Picchu Mountain
Machu Picchu Mountain (the Southern Quechua Machu Picchu, “Old Mountain”) is the contemporary name given to an Andean-Inca llaqta -old village built in the middle of the fifteenth century in the rocky promontory that links the mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central, southern Peru and 2490 m, altitude of the main square. Its original name was Picchu or Picho.
- According to documents from the mid-sixteenth century,
- Machu Picchu would have been one of the residences rest of Pachacutec, the ninth Inca Tahuantinsuyo between 1438 and 1470. However, some of its finest buildings and ceremonial evident from the main path llaqta to prove that this was used as a sanctuary religioso.
- Both uses, the palace and the temple, it would have been incompatible. Some experts seem to have ruled, however, an alleged military, so the popular epithets of “strength” or “citadel” could have been superados.
- Machu Picchu is considered both a masterpiece of architecture and ingeniería.
- Its unique architectural features and landscaping, and the veil of mystery that has woven around much of the literature published on the site have made one of the most popular tourist destinations planet.
- Machu Picchu is on the List of World Heritage of UNESCO since 1983 as part of a whole set cultural and ecological known under the name Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The July 7, 2007 Machu Picchu was declared one of the new seven wonders of the modern world in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, which was attended by one hundred million voters worldwide.