Machu Picchu

geographical name
Ma·​chu Pic·​chu | \ ˌmä-(ˌ)chü-ˈpē-(ˌ)chü How to pronounce Machu Picchu (audio) , -ˈpēk-\

Definition of Machu Picchu

site of an ancient Inca city discovered in 1911 on a mountain northwest of Cuzco in southeastern Peru

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