The following lists provide an overview of local attractions and destinations close to this hotel in Cuzco, Peru.
Arts & Cultural:
Incan Museum (Museo Inka)
Also known as the Archaeological Museum of Cusco, the main draw of this museum is its collection of Inca mummies, as well as artifacts from pre-Inca civilizations, Inca culture and pre-Columbian Andean culture, with exhibits that include ceramics, textiles, vases, jewelry, architectural models, and an interesting collection - reputed to be the world's largest - of Inca drinking vessels.
Museum of Contemporary Art of the Cusco Town Hall (Museu de Arte Contemporânea)
As the only state institution in Peru specialized in the field of modern plastic arts, this museum presents over 280 works by local, Peruvian and foreign artists, with the earliest item being an oil painting by Remigia Mendoza "Vilcanota River" (1897).
Pre-Columbian Art Museum (Museo de Arte Precolombino)
Housed in an ancient Inca ceremonial center and located close to the Plaza de Armas, the collection at this museum includes 450 pre-Columbian masterpieces from various civilizations and was taken from the Larco Museum in Lima.
Points of Interest:
Located in the Plaza de Armas, this magnificent Renaissance-style, 16th-century edifice is in the shape of a Latin cross and contains nearly 400 colonial paintings including the Last Supper by Marcos Zapat.
Also spelled Qurikancha, and originally named Inti Kancha or Inti Wasi, this was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, was dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God, and was one of the most revered temples of Cusco, with walls and floors that were once covered in sheets of solid gold.
Koricancha (or Coricancha)
Situated in Midtown San Antonio, the 56-acre San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species, and boasts the 2nd largest aviary in the world.
This 15th-century Inca site - now a UNESCO World Heritage site and located 7,970 feet above sea level - is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization, the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, and is one of the most important cultural - and breathtaking - sites in Latin America.
Also known as Písac, this village is located in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River, and is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins - known as Inca Písac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley - as well as for its market which is held every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Plaza de Armas
In the Inca era, this area was known as the "Square of the Warrior" and served as the scene of several important historical events in the city, and today, the main cathedral and the Church of La Compañía both open directly onto the plaza.
As one of the last Incan towns to fall and where the Incas retreated after the Spanish took Cuzco, much of Ollantaytambo - located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near Cuzco - is laid out in the same way as it was in Inca times with extensive ruins worth seeing.
Urubamba Sacred Valley
Located close to Cusco and below Machu Picchu, the valley is home to everything from Calca to Lamay, Pisac to Ollantaytambo, was the heartland of the Inca Empire and contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins.