Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón
de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón
Don't miss the new Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón by Puente Ruinas at the base of the footpath to Machu Picchu. Buses headed back...
Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary
Entrance tickets often sell out: buy them in advance in Cuzco. Guests can only enter until 4pm though those inside are not expelled...
Behind and connected to the Principal Temple lies this famous small building. It has many well-carved niches, perhaps used for the...
Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón information
This museum has superb information in Spanish and English on the archaeological excavations of Machu Picchu and Inca building methods. Stop here before or after the ruins to get a sense of context (and to enjoy the air-conditioning and soothing music if you’re walking back from the ruins after hours in the sun).
There’s a small botanical garden with orchids outside, down a cool if nerve-testing set of Inca stairs. It’s by Puente Ruinas, at the base of the footpath to Machu Picchu.