On July 7th 2007, along with six other wonders of the world, Machupicchu was selected for this important recognition. From that moment on, its visits increased significantly and placed the name of Peru even higher.
Machupicchu continues to be that majestic sanctuary that amazes millions of visitors and makes all Peruvians feel proud. Fourteen years have passed since it was recognized as a one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The ceremony was held on July 7, 2007, in the city of Lisbon, Portugal.
Let us remember that in this ceremony led by the New Open World Corporation, Machupicchu was chosen from an impressive group of tourist attractions and historical emblems from different countries of the world. These included: Cristo Redentor in Brazil, the Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum in Italy.
This title was not awarded arbitrarily. Actually, the Seven Wonders were selected with more than 100 million votes from all continents through an online vote. Amazing!
Everyone started talking about it! Due to this important recognition, Machupicchu's visits took off, surpassing the record of 4 000 visits per day. As a result, more than one and a half million visits per year were reported. All this meant more work for Peruvians and especially, for people from Cusco.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Machupicchu was severely affected. However, since February 2021, when it reopened its doors to the public, it has been progressively recovering its important position as the main tourist attraction of our country.
Undoubtedly, because of the majesty of an ancestral culture, the enigma of its construction, its impressive landscape, the rich biodiversity and its mysterious location, Machupicchu is and will always be one of the greatest Peruvian treasures for the world.