Peru is home to one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World: the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. For this reason, many people decide to spend their holidays in the South American country and enjoy spectacular views that the Inca citadel offers. If you are one of them, we will tell you about the official map and the geographical information you need to enrich your trip to Cusco.
The citadel of Machu Picchu is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, Urubamba province, Cusco. It is located on the slope of the Andes Mountains, joining the Mountains of Putusi and Huayna Picchu. The historical sanctuary is a Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity and is protected by SINANPE (National System of State Protected Natural Areas.
Official map of Machu Picchu
Let’s talk about the official map of Machu Picchu initially describing Peru as a strip located above the tropics of Capricorn and below the Ecuador ianelline. As for the climate of this country, it would be purely tropical if not for its proximity to the cold currents of the Pacific Ocean and for the presence of the amazing Andes Mountains.
Cusco occupies the central area of southern Peru and is characterized by numerous valleys and mountain chains. It has a total area of 381.1 square kilometers and an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level. And it has approximately 428 450 inhabitants. It is characterized by a rainy season (from November to March) and a dry season (from April to October).
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located at 72o 32o 44o longitude west and 13o 9o 47o south latitude. It is part of the town of Aguas Calientes, Urubamba. Its Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains belong to the Bartolito de Vilcabamba, an important orographic formation. In addition, at the foot of the mountains runs the flowing Vilcanota River
To conclude, we recommend you to stay at Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, which has a restaurant called Manka. In this place you can enjoy the nature and flavors of the dishes typical of the cuisine of cusqueña gastronomy. Its windows offer an extraordinary view of the Vilcanota River. In addition, it stands out for its excellent decoration and quality of the level of attention. So don’t wait and prepare your journey to the Imperial City!