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5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco
Right beside the lively Cuzco Central Square is the 5* Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites.
The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco,its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets,galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.
The Monastery was originally built in 1595 on the site of the palace of Inca AmaruQhala. In 1598, it was founded as theSeminary of San Antonio Abad by the sixth Bishop of Cuzco, Monsignor Antonio dela Raya, to train Catholic priests.
The building was seriously damaged by the earthquake in 1650,and upon restoration the beautiful Chapel was added. It is decorated in the indigenous Baroquestyle with gold-plated pictures frames and truly magnificent paintings by thebest artists of the Cusquenian Art School, depicting scenes from the life of San Antonio Abad.
Art and architecture
The building which houses Belmond Hotel Monasterio is steeped in history and hosts its very own art collection. You don’t need to travel far to soak up the local culture.
Feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial décor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance.
Views across a cloistered courtyard or the Hotel’s beautifully restored exteriors are sure to inspire.
These luxurious rooms feature rich wood furnishings andantique artwork, and some rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
All rooms also offer:
· Individually controlled heating system and air conditioning
· Personal safety box
· Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection
· Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
Dining in the Monasterio
Sample the Mediterranean cuisine and distinctive charm of Illary Restaurant. At El Tupay, French-inspired dishes and Bohemian Nights with local singers are not to be missed.
Hotel Monasterio is located right next to Palacio Nazarenas and you may add any dining expense to your account.
The Lobby Bar
Join us at the Lobby Bar after an exciting day of sightseeing. The tranquil atmosphere offers the perfectplace to relax and sample a traditional pisco sour with canapés. In the late afternoons, sink in front of the roaring fire and enjoy the smooth soundsof Cusco’s finest Jazz musicians.