Machu Picchu (from quechua language machu, old, and
Picchu Mountain, "old mountain") is the contemporary name
given to a llaqta (Ancient Inca village) built mainly of
stone in the middle of the fifteenth century in the rocky
outcrop joining the mountain Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu
on the eastern slopes of the central Andes. Machu Picchu is
located 2400 meters above sea level
(latitude 13 º 7 'S, Longitude 72 º 35' W).
Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering.
On July 7th, 2007 Machu Picchu was voted as one of the New Wonders
of the World in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal
In this section, APU Tours presents its exclusive
gallery of photos from the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.