Submitted by Alexei Alexeev
Aguas Calientes, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Category: Archaeological Landscapes
Ruins of Machu Picchu, the 15th century Inca citadel, with the Huayna Picchu mountain at the background (view from the south). The compound was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472 AD) and was abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest.