15th-century Inca citadel in the Peruvian Andes and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge. It is located in the Machupicchu District within Urubamba Province above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows past it, cutting through the Cordillera and creating a canyon with a tropical mountain climate.
The usual hordes of visitors have not come to Peru's Machu Picchu in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic and its..