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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 and is located just a few blocks from Cusco’s main Plaza de Armas square. 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 detail) create something special and different in this fascinating city. There is a fire pit in the courtyard for cold evenings, and little touches and original design really set this hotel apart.

27 Superior rooms, 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 a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies to order.

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