16:25 | Cusco (Cusco region), Jan. 8.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
—Cusco and Peru's premier tourist attraction— celebrates its 39th anniversary of creation on January 8, 2020.
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.