El Mercado , Peru

The elegant and welcoming El Mercado located three and a half blocks from the Plaza de Armas or main square of Cusco.

Formerly part of the old farmer’s market, El Mercado has been designed to incorporate some of the elements of the market, both in its original decor, friendly casual atmosphere and innovative cuisine. With only 32 rooms, El Mercado provides the best of colonial and contemporary architecture, all the latest comforts and truly exceptional service.

Mercado is the Spanish word for market, and El Mercado occupies the premises of a former market located only a couple of blocks from Cusco’s main Plaza de Armas. A market is an expression of a town’s culture and traditions, a space where these may be appreciated, fostered, and protected. Visiting a market is an effective way of obtaining a deep and lasting impression of a city, a place where its pulse may be felt. 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 Mountain Lodges of Peru experience—exceptional service, warm Peruvian hospitality, and attention to details—are found at El Mercado, creating a perfect beginning for any journey into the beautiful landscapes and fascinating cultures of Peru.


The rooms are welcoming, with original decor and all amenities, including wi-fi, cable tv, and more. Marble bathrooms offer a separate rain shower. Junior suites include a fireplace and stand-alone bath tub, while the main suite offers spacious interiors ideal for a family or special occasion.

Hotel El Mercado Superior Single Room

Superior Single or Double Room

The king size room is spacious and comfortable, with contemporary decor.

Hotel El Mercado Superior Twin Room

Superior Twin Room

The twin room offers two double beds with desk and armoir for TV set and storage space.


Hotel El Mercado Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Beautiful design, a fireplace and the most comfortable king size bed make this room ideal for a romantic stay.

Hotel El Mercado Suite


This lovely suite is luxuriously designed to accommodate a king or two double bed arrangement, with separate large bathroom. Ideal for special occasion or a family stay.



El Mercado

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