15:03 | New York (U.S.), Jan. 8.
On its 39th anniversary, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
—located in Peru's southern Cusco region
— continues drawing the attention of world tourism, which turned it into one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007
. As is known, Forbes —the prestigious international business and finance magazine— included it in a select list of The 20 Best Places To Visit In 2020
Crafted by the Ovation Travel Group at the request of the U.S. publication, the list considers Machu Picchu
along with six other destinations in Latin America: Bariloche and Mendoza (Argentina), Atacama and Vira Vira (Chile), as well as Cabo San Lucas and San Miguel de Allende (Mexico).
stands out for its impressive and enigmatic architecture built on a mountain with large blocks of stone that captivate visitors.
In this sense, the magazine considers that the Inca citadel
is the ideal destination for culture lovers and history buffs, as well as adventure seekers.
In addition to touring the captivating Inca construction that survives time, Forbes recommends its readers to visit the City of Cusco
, capital of the most important pre-Hispanic empire in South America.
For its part, Andina news agency suggests visitors to enjoy its imposing pre-Columbian monuments, churches and colonial mansions, archeological sites, as well as its crafts and succulent cuisine, which will be an unforgettable experience for families, couples, groups of friends, or lonely travelers.
The list of the 20 perfect destinations in the world to travel during the year 2020 are Amangiri/Lake Powell, Utah/Antelope Canyon, Arizona (United States), Palermo/Sicily (Italy), Cape Town (South Africa), Bariloche/Patagonia (Argentina), Kigali (Rwanda), Marrakech (Morocco), Porto/Douro Valley (Portugal), Tel Aviv (Israel), Atacama Desert (Chile), and Dubrovnik (Croatia).
Also, Tokyo (Japan), Pigeon Forge (United States), Kotor (Montenegro), Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos (Mexico), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Machu Picchu/Cusco
(Peru), Melbourne (Australia), Mendoza (Argentina), Vira Vira (Chile), and San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) were included in the list.
Editor's note: The Forbes list was originally published in October 2019.