July 7 marks the 13th anniversary of the day the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was named one of the
On that day, shouts of joy echoed all over Peru, mainly in Cusco, where a cosmopolitan party took place.
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 July 7 2007, along with the Great Wall (China), the Taj Mahal (India), Petra City (Jordan), the Colosseum (Italy), Christ The Redeemer (Brazil), and the Chichen Itza archaeological site (Mexico).
Exploring this impressive stone city of spectacular architecture, nestled atop a mountain ridge, constitutes a unique life experience.
Its designation as a historic sanctuary was made official on January 8, 1981, through a supreme decree.
This natural protected area is known globally as the home of impressive archaeological Inca sites as well as historically and culturally significant monuments.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced authorities to suspend tourist visits to Machu Picchu. For its part, the Ministry of Culture has recently established that the maximum capacity will be 2,244 visitors per day.