What To Do In and Around Belmond Hotel Palacio Nazarenas
Collected by Sandra Ramani, AFAR Contributor
Belmond Hotel Palacio Nazarenas expertly mixes touches of its ancient roots with modern amenities and experiences.
Plazoleta Nazarenas 223, Cusco 08000, Peru
Like its nearby sister, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a hotel with ancient roots: the onetime private residence-turned-convent—and now turned hotel—has original Inca walls and colonial-era frescoes.
Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco 08000, Peru
This Cuzco corner presents a notable juxtaposition between ancient Incan and Spanish colonial architecture. Since the Incas worshipped their sun god, Inti, above all others, this temple in their imperial capital was the most important of the...
Av. Pardo Paseo de los Héroes 769-B, Cusco 08000, Peru
The Inca were avid stargazers and astronomers; they identified and named not only “light” constellations but dark ones as well—that is, ones formed from the dark portions of the Milky Way. They also laid out some of Cusco's central streets to...
PLAZA MAYOR CENTRO DE, Cusco 08000, Peru
Five minutes after settling into my hostel in Cusco and meeting up with an international contingent of newly found friends from the prior week in Lima, we made our way toward the Plaza de Armas, center of the gone but not forgotten Inca Empire. As...
Calle 26A, Bellavista 07011, Peru
For those of us used to seeing chicken cut into parts, wrapped in plastic, and cooling in supermarket refrigerators, a trip to a local Peruvian market is fascinating and a bit daunting. At the biggest market, San Pedro, just up the...
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