Peru: U.S. actor Robert De Niro visits Machu Picchu

19:01 | Machu Picchu (Cusco region), Jan. 14.

U.S. actor Robert De Niro on Monday afternoon toured around Peru's top tourist attraction, the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.

Regardless of the rain, the artist visited one of the New Seven Wonders of the World joined by his son and a local guide.

Previously, the film star arrived in Machu Picchu Town showing signs full of simplicity.

On that occasion, he was waving his hand and smiling upon the crowd while greeting locals and tourists, who could not stop repeating his name.

The two-time Academy Award winner reached Machu Picchu station on board The Private —an exclusive train service.

After that, a private vehicle took him to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge —the only hotel located at the entrance to the famed ruins.

Upon arrival —at 4:35 PM— he sheltered under an umbrella as he got caught in a downpour. 

The Hollywood icon was wearing a green jacket, khaki pants, and a light blue t-shirt.

As is known, his arrival in Machu Picchu Town was delayed by a landslide that blocked Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu railroad on Monday morning.  

De Niro arrived in Cusco on Saturday afternoon. The 75-year-old celebrity landed on a private plane from Lima, where he was seen dining at the exclusive eatery Central in the Peruvian capital.

He also visited Pedro de Osma Museum located in the capital city's traditional Barranco district.


De Niro is best known for his Oscar-winning roles in The Godfather II and Raging Bull, to name a few.

Other celebrated films include "Taxi Driver," "Once Upon a time in America," "The Untouchables," and "Casino."

He is well-known for his gangster roles and has played conflicting, turbulent characters as well.


Published: 1/14/2019
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