July 7 is a very important and special day for Cusco and all of Peru. This day celebrates the anniversary of Machu Picchu as one of the 7 wonders of the world, along with The City of Petra, The Taj Mahal, The Chichen Itzá Pyramid, The Colosseum in Rome, The Great Wall of China, and The Statue of Christ the Redeemer. All of the above were elected on July 7, 2007.
The 7 wonders of the modern world were chosen by more than 100 million people around the world through an open Internet vote. The wonders were unveiled in random order by the New Open World Corporation (NOWC).
Before being chosen as one of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu was recognized by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the year of 1983. Recognizing that its location is a place of cultural significance and that it is a heritage in common to everyone.
Machu Picchu is testimony to the incredible value and vision that the Incas had of engineering. On each visit, the time is not enough to see how incredible this place is, from the entrance to the exit.
With the COVID – 19 pandemic, Machu Picchu closed to the public and its administration is currently working on health policies and protocols to guarantee the health of the residents, as well as visitors for its prompt reopening.
Then, the thirteenth anniversary of Machu Picchu as one of the 7 wonders of the world, will remind all visitors of the anecdotes and experiences lived when visiting this beautiful place full of culture and tradition. It also encourages more people to be able to live new experiences in one of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.