Wonder of the Modern World! Why is Machu Picchu a great destination for filmmakers?
We present some of the reasons why Machu Picchu is an interesting location for Hollywood filmmakers and the world.
Peru is an inexhaustible source of delicious food, ancient culture, with a surprising biodiversity and wonderful landscapes. And, speaking of wonders, it is impossible not to mention Machu Picchu, one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World, when we refer to Peru. The world falls in love with its majesty and, therefore, filmmakers love to place it as a stage for the most incredible stories.
Getting to Machu Picchu can take a little effort, but getting to the highest point and being able to appreciate the view that everyone comments on, simply, makes everything worthwhile. This landscape has conquered many film productions, motivating them to come to Cusco to have it on the big screen.
2. A millenary history
The intelligent and meticulous architecture that makes up Machu Picchu continues to arouse the curiosity of thousands of visitors; among them, creators of stories and film directors. There are several films that have been inspired by the culture and mind of the Inca Empire, and this attracts the attention of all audiences in the world.
3. Wonder of the Modern World
Since 2007, Machu Picchu was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! And It's not a surprise! The public chose the citadel among different tourist destinations in the world and since then its reach has only been able to multiply. In TV, cinema, films, documentaries and even television series, Machu Picchu has had countless references thanks to its status as an international wonder.
4. Intact Prestige
Being considered the most important attraction of our country, Machu Picchu has a perfect reputation. The most rigorous protocols, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, for its conservation have always been applauded. In addition, it is known as a tourist destination that every person should know on their trip around the world. Without a doubt, also this feeling has been taken to the big screen!
These and many other reasons place Machu Picchu as one of the main film locations in Latin America. So, we can see it in a list of productions that come to be seen by millions of people around the world. We hope that more and more producers will be interested in recording scenes in Machu Picchu and other tourist attractions in Peru. In this way, the riches of Peru will continue to conquer the whole world.
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