Where is Machu Picchu?
Most historians believe Machu Picchu’s mountainside construction began in the 1400s under the watchful eye of Inca ruler Pachacutec. The prevailing theory is that Machu Picchu was a royal retreat, a place where the Inca elite could relax and enjoy their lavish surroundings.
For this reason, Machu Picchu was placed far from other Inca cities and sites. It was so well isolated that the Spaniards—who conquered the Inca Empire and its Cuzco capital in the 1530s—never knew Machu Picchu existed.
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Machu Picchu tours are located in Peru. There are many options as to the length of time and what you want to see in your tour. Most tour agents can book your trip for you and will know all the...
The actual name of the civilization is "Quechua". It's common to refer to this people as "Incas" but Incas were only the rulers.