The innovative yet intimate El Retablo blends contemporary comfort with customs of Peruvian artisans, taking inspiration from retablos which are a sophisticated form of Andean folk art with three-dimensional figurines in vibrantly colored portable boxes.
El Retablo Art Boutique is a two-story 17-room accommodation that celebrates vibrant Peruvian traditions and rich cultural heritage of Cusco. Mountain Lodges of Peru restored and converted a historic building into a stylish destination three blocks from Plaza de Armas, the heart of the bustling capital.
Each of the ten Superior and seven Superior Deluxe rooms has a distinct design and thoughtful amenities include handwoven tapestries, elegant pillows and luxury bed linens.
The hike starts at Hotel El Mercado (Siete Cuartones 306) . After crossing Plaza de Armas you will visit San Blas, the artsy neighborhood which narrow streets will take you to three archaeological sites: Kusilluchayoq, Temple of the moon and Inkilltambo.
Inkilltambo is an archaeological site built during the Inca Wiracocha government, according to the chroniclers of the colonial era. There you can find carved rocks connected by narrow passages, as well as rectangular enclosures, platforms, fountains, stairways and canals of the pre-Hispanic era.
Daily departures at 09:00 (Hotel El Mercado) - Return at 13:00 (Cusco Main Square)
San Pedro Market
Take a look to the most iconic market in the city of Cusco. Its mixture of colors and flavors remind us the legendary Andean traditions and culture. It is possible to find tasty local food, beautiful textiles as well as handicraft in every corner. The heart of Cusco completely opened to its visitors.
Daily departures at 09:00 (Hotel El Mercado) - Return at 14:00 (Hotel El Mercado)