Photo: 100 Years of Machu Picchu
Partake of the celebrations happening at the site LIVE, with our live stream. Don’t miss tonight’s light and sound show LIVE from 6:00pm CDT onward.
In celebration of Machu Picchu’s Centennial—one hundred years of the discovery of the city, Cuzco has organized many festivities including, weeks of craft fairs, talks, excursions, concerts, food fairs, parades, awards ceremonies, dance exhibits, cocktail parties, art festivals, street fairs, and much more.
President Alan García climbed to the site to inaugurate the festivities the 62-year old president told visitors he once lived for 40 days in Machu Picchu, in his 20’s, the late 60’s. “There were a lot of young foreign visitors, Argentinean songs, sambas, Spaniards who sang songs from the Civil War… We had long debates over politics, philosophy, anarchism, Marxism. It was a beautiful experience, one of those that mark your life,” he said.
Don’t miss the most important celebrations LIVE below, and listen to studio commentators talk about the festivities, as well as what the future holds for the mystifying Peruvian mountain city.
Every day, thousands of people hike through Machu Picchu, and sometimes, VIP’s mix in with the crowds. Below, some of our favorite Machu Picchu celebrity photos.
Spain Goalie Iker Casillas
Film director Werner Herzog
The Man of Steel
Photo Credits: http://www.livinginperu.com/travel-2332-machu-picchu-album-celebrity-photos-from-perus-machu-picchu