Machu Picchu marks 10 years since it became a world wonder

Imágenes de la celebración en Cusco luego de conocer la declaratoria de Machu Picchu. como una de las Nuevas 7 Maravillas del Mundo. Foto: EFE

00:00 | Lima, Jul. 8.

Thursday July 7 marked the 10th anniversary of the day the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

On that day, ten years ago, shouts of joy echoed all over Peru, mainly in Cusco, where a cosmopolitan party took place.

Peruvians participated actively in the voting process, and took the streets as results emerged.

In Cusco, where the ancient city is located, pride and joy overtook not only locals but also inland and foreign visitors.

They gathered at Cusco's main square and in every open area to celebrate the good news.

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World were announced in random order at the Official Declaration Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. 

According to New7Wonders' official website, more than 100 million votes were cast worldwide by that time.

The Inca Empire's most representative construction was crowned on 7 July 2007 along with the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, Petra city in southern Jordan, the Roman Coliseum, Christ the Redeemer in Rio, and the Maya Chichen Itza archaeological site in Mexico.


Published: 7/8/2017