Cusco

Overview

From Andrew Harper

Once the imperial capital of the Incas, Cusco is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere and possesses a charming mixture of the Inca and Spanish colonial cultures. From the surrounding hills, you look down on a harmonious array of sienna-colored buildings grouped around a series of plazas, including the Plaza de Armas (or Huacaypata) that was once the ceremonial center of the Inca Empire. Cusco’s historic district also remains a popular place for processions, especially during Easter Week and Corpus Christi.

Hotels

All recommended hotels in Cusco

Cusco, Peru
Hotel Monasterio
Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Grand hotel housed within a converted 16th-century monastery situated just a short stroll  from the Plaza de Armas.

Inkaterra La Casona
Inkaterra La Casona

Delightful hideaway within one of Cusco’s most important early colonial buildings near the  Plaza de Armas.

Special Offers

Special Offers

Belmond Hotel Monasterio - Belmond Bonus—Complimentary Experience Valued at $500
Belmond Hotel Monasterio - Belmond Bonus—Complimentary Experience Valued at $500

Enjoy a wonderful complimentary experience valued at $500 when confirming a two-night minimum stay. Learn to mix a pisco sour with our expert barman in a cocktail class for two, then take your seat for a candlelit three-course dinner, including a live opera show with Cusco's leading tenor and soprano.