Machu Picchu is without doubt one of the most famous places. Til the 15th century it was an Inca citadel located in the Cusco Region in Peru’s Urubamba Province. Today it’s the maybe best known Inca remains.
It was build around 1450 as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti—probably. Although it was abandoned a century later when the Spanish came to America, it remained unknown to them.
The best view over Machu Picchu certainly is from a neighboring mountain. The Huayna Picchu stands 8,835 ft (2,693 m) high—topping Machu Picchu by 850 ft (260 m)—offering an impressive view over the old Inca monument.