Stay in a Remodeled Eighteenth-Century Monastery

Have you ever spent the night in a monastery? When you #StaySonesta at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay you’ll have the chance to admire the architecture that is this remodeled eighteenth-century monastery while also enjoying all of the modern touches and amenities the property offers. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and close to both Cusco and Machu Picchu, these buildings have a history that goes back hundreds of years.

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The colonial mansion that makes up the original part of the hotel was built around the year 1600 in the Valley of Yucay, resting place of the Incas. Its construction is based on lime and adobe, and it has andesite stone arches in one of the flanks.

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The roof is made of wood and braided leather, covered with mud and clay that is made in the tradition of Andean tile. The construction reflects an ancient technique that is still used in the Sacred Valley.

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The property changed hands throughout the years; it was used as  a convent during the mid-sixteenth century, later became a private home, and eventually became a hotel in 1976.

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What started as a 17 room hostel has now grown to 88 rooms, and this unique property has been part of the Sonesta family since 2007.

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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay offers unparalleled beauty and tranquility, a true getaway for visitors, and with four on-site dining options that include a Peruvian restaurant, a cocktail bar, a European-style cafe, and an Italian restaurant you won’t need to leave to have a great meal. For those interested in exploring, there is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area.

Planning a trip to Peru? Learn more about Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, and book your stay here.

 

 

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