The mysterious Machu Picchu of Peru – the most important tangible heritage of the Inca civilization

Baku, April 25, AZERTAC

Located about 80 km northwest of Peru, in the Vilcabamba mountain range of the Andes, Machu Picchu stands at an altitude of 2,430 m, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in a setting of breathtaking beauty. extraordinary.

The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements and the most important tangible legacy of the Inca civilization.

The approximately 200 structures that make up this exceptional religious, ceremonial, astronomical and agricultural center are set on a steep ridge, criss-crossed by stone terraces. Following a rigorous plan, the city is divided into a lower part and an upper part, separating the agricultural areas from the residential areas, with a large square in between.

To this day, many of Machu Picchu’s mysteries remain unsolved, including the exact role it may have played in the Incas’ sophisticated understanding of astronomy and the domestication of wild plant species.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the site of Machu Picchu is certainly one of the most famous and iconic travel destinations on the planet.

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