Machu Picchu Facts – 71 Hidden Facts About Machu Picchu

machu picchu facts

Machu Picchu facts: Amazing facts about Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, well known for its historical and cultural significance is located on the beautiful laps of the Andes, above the Urubamba River Valley. It is an Inca city in Peru.  Machu Picchu is visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year, and is one of the largest tourist attraction spot in South America. Let’s explore interesting facts about Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Facts

The Incan empire was the largest empire in the world during the 1400s, stretching 2,500 miles north to south and supporting over 10 million people.

Inca people had no written language.

The Incas has constructed 26,000 miles of roadways throughout their empire.

30% of the Machu Picchu has been reconstructed since its discovery to give a better idea of how it originally looked and the restoration continues.

The Inca revered many natural elements including the sun, moon, rivers and mountains.

Machu Picchu area is a no fly zone.

The entire city was constructed with heavy rocks and no wheels were used to transport those heavy rocks.

Machu Picchu is not much affected by earthquakes, the stones in the building bounce through the tremors and then fell back into place.

The technique called “ashlar” was used to build the structures. In this technique stones are cut to fit together without mortar.

Machu Picchu was never found by the Spanish conquistadors, who would otherwise have plundered and destroyed the city.