Bishop of Cuzco built the Seminary of San Antonio Abad during the 16th
Century for the purpose of training catholic priests, it is certain he had no
idea that five centuries later it would be converted into a luxury hotel run by
the exclusive Orient-Express Hotels group.
At 3,000 metres above sea-level, Hotel Monasterio is
surrounded by the colourful sights of Cusco, a city renowned for its blend of
Inca and Spanish culture, and most of its 126 Spanish colonial-style rooms
offer views of either the city or the peaceful inner courtyard. The
high-altitude hotel is also a national landmark, and as such, it has maintained
much of its original renaissance charm including a central courtyard with a
300-year-old Cedar tree and the famous stone cloisters which still feature the
Spanish Coat of Arms.
The oxygen enriched rooms. What better way to acclimatise to the altitude and get a good night's sleep!