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Location of Machu Picchu

The sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located in Cusco, 120 km Northwest of Cusco, within the province of Urubamba and the district of Machu Picchu, in the Vilcabamba highlands, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most important archaelogical sites and Peru’s main tourist attractions.

The Machu Picchu altitude is 2400 meters above sea levels (7 874 ft), and streches 800 meters in length over a small hill between the Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains. It forms a key part of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Location of Machu Picchu is an area left of the Urubamba river covering just over 35 thousand hectares.

The spectacular flora and fauna that surround Machu Picchu heightens the beauty of its temples, worship halls, sanctuary, plazas, patios, and its infinite terraces connecting the different platforms that sustain these impresive structures. The Terrain of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu is rugged, with high, snow-capped mountains, hill and deep valley which form different ecological stages with abundant flora and fauna. Inside its territory more than 192 archaelogical sites have been located such as trails, basements of bridges, tunnels, terraces, water canals, water fountain, cities, all of which date back to Inca history, The most representative city is Machu Picchu.

Where is the Location of Machu Picchu?

It is located:

  • Norwest of Cusco state,
  • South latitude 13° 9′ 23″
  • length 72° 32′ 34″ to the west of the meridian of Greenwich,

Temperature of Machu Picchu:

  • Low Temperature is 13° C
  • High Temperature is 26° C

Machu Picchu ruins located over 450 meters upon the Vilcanota River.


Machu Picchu is an Incan city surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on a mountaintop. It was built with huge blocks of stone joined to each other without any mortar. Today it has been designated cultural heritage of humanity in recognition of its political, religious and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.



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