Peru's top tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, reopens with Inca ceremony

Limited entry numbers mean future visitors will have the site almost to themselves

08 November 2020 - 00:00 By Elizabeth Sleith

After eight months of quiet due to the coronavirus pandemic, Peru's most famous tourist attraction officially reopened to visitors on Monday.

Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel high in the Andes mountains, marked the occasion last Sunday with an ancient thanksgiving ritual, performances by local artists and a spectacular light show that saw the site's stone walls washed in colour. Images, videos and words — such as #machupicchuisback — were also projected onto the walls...

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