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El Mercado

El Mercado is Mountain Lodges of Peru’s (MLP) hotel in the heart of Cusco, featuring original and eye-catching interiors and exceptional customer service.

El Mercado is built on the site of a former market located just a few blocks from Cusco’s main Plaza de Armas. Just as the countryside’s best products are brought to a market, El Mercado brings the magic of the Apus—the spirits of the mountains—to the city. The hallmarks of the MLP experience—exceptional service, warm Peruvian hospitality, and attention to details— create something special and different in this fascinating city. There is a fire pit in the courtyard for cold evenings, and throughout little touches and original design really set this hotel apart.

Rooms (27 superior, 3 junior suites and 2 suites) are charming and well equipped, boasting original décor. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families, or for those seeking the extra space with a terrace or a private dining/living room.

La Taberna restaurant - open for lunch/dinner and après - is a cool spot with great fresh market food. For those looking for a culinary adventure, or just a drink, this is the place to meet after the day's activities. The separate breakfast room features an array of delicious dishes and even a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies to order.

See also the Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure and Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek.