The most visited destination in Peru, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
It was built in the mid-15th century by the Inas who used the ashlar masonry technique, fitting cut stones together without mortar. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
Machu Picchu survived the Spanish conquest because of its hidden location. Today, this gem contains more than 150 buildings including homes, baths, temples, and sanctuaries. More than 100 flights of stairs invite tourists and back-packers to explore every nook and cranny of this unique observatory in the sky.
This ¾" thick wooden replica is handcrafted in the U.S. to reflect its historical features. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back.
Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!