MP is split into two sectors - the agricultural sector in the south and the urban sector in the north, of which both are roughly equal in size. Granite stone was the main building material used in construction, which was obtained from the onsite quarries and others nearby.
Cusco & The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu March 4th 2018 Our first stop in Peru was Cusco, our gateway to the Inca Trail. But before we get into all that, we must first pay homage to the beautiful city of Cusco which was the capital of the great Incan Empire for 200 years. It's main square, the Plaza des Armas is the most impressive we've seen in all of South America - the large square boasts beautiful colonial architecture (built upon Inca foundations) ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more