The authorities of the department of Cuzco have announced the indefinite closure of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, after social protests in the area have limited access in recent days and just a month and a half after this Heritage enclave reopened to the public. of Humanity.
The protesters are demanding a greater frequency of convoys from the railway companies and a reduction in the price of tickets. The Ministry of Culture of Cuzco has determined that, given the “paralysis of activities” and to “safeguard the integrity of visitors”, the citadel remains closed since Monday.
It will not open “until the situation is restored,” according to the official note, in which it is proposed to “reschedule” the visit for those who have already purchased the tickets.
Machu Picchu, one of the main tourist attractions in Peru, remained closed for almost eight months due to the restrictions adopted to contain the coronavirus pandemic.