The first boutique hotel in Cusco of 5 stars, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ‘Libertador’ Simón Bolívar among its illustrious guests.
After being harmoniously restored by Inkaterra throughout five years, emphasizing its original architecture, Inkaterra La Casona reflects the encounter of cultures and traditions across centuries. Surrounding the main patio, its 11 suites are provided with chimneys, heated floors and extra-large bathtubs. Its halls are decorated with colonial furniture, Pre-Columbian textiles and original murals.
The Yacu therapy room offers bespoke treatments and, like the manor’s dining room, uses products derived from local sources. Those who sleep within the stone walls, beneath the exposed beams, gain a deeper understanding to the city’s cultural heritage.
Vibrant is the word which best describes Cusco, capital of the vast Inca Empire, some six hundred years ago, now transformed, as the most important colonial center in the Andes, an axis of exploration and favorite destination for today’s international traveler.
Meet and mingle with the people, the mestizo architecture and local traditions which reflect each of the chapters of Cusco history. Sense the Cusqueño pride in their ancestral culture while assimilating international influences and share these with the travelers from around the world who visit Cusco.
As you roam the cobbled streets, against the backdrop of Inca and colonial monuments, Cusco’s Quechua-speaking inhabitants merge with locals and visitors alike who enjoy the city’s busy local markets or its unique nightlife. To understand Cusco is to begin to understand the forces that make up Peru today. In order to make the most out of your Cusco visit, we have prepared this guide for you as you get ready for a highly enjoyable and memorable journey.
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