One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. Perched on a 7,970 ft mountain ridge, the Inca City of Machu Picchu is one of the most majestic settings of a ruined city. Set against the backdrop of steep, lush and cloud-shrouded mountains, Machu Picchu is indeed a breathtaking sight. La Compania, also known as Compania de Jesus, is a Jesuit church built in the 16th century. Its ornate Baroque façade is particularly very beautiful when illuminated at night. The magnificent gold altarpiece studded with polychrome statues will leave you stunned. Casa de Aliaga is one of the best preserved colonial mansions in South America. It is furnished in colonial style pieces from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The Cathedral in Lima's Plaza de Armas is one of the major attractions of the city. It is embellished with intricate carvings and altars in the ornate Spanish Baroque style. The chapel decorated in mosaics is a sight to behold. Chan Chan, lying just outside Trujillo, is one of the most extensive archeological sites in Peru. You can find ceremonial halls, burial chambers, royal compounds and palaces. Palacio Nik An boasts lovely marine motifs, impressive architecture and mystical geometric designs. Sacsayhuaman, located just outside Cusco, is an important Inca site. It's a gigantic walled complex constructed of large limestone boulders. Its accurate alignment with annual solstices and ability to withstand earthquakes prove it to be an ancient engineering marvel. Coricancha, Nazca Lines, Casa del Oidor, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, Sillustani, Huaca de la Luna, Nazca lines, Las Musas, Tacna Parabolic Arch, Santa Catalina Convent, Puente Bolognesi and Venterron are a few of the other prominent historic and architectural landmarks of Peru.