Mercado Central, Arequipa

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  • October 3, 2017
    It is one of the most beautiful markets we've seen in the Peru (after that of Chiclayo which surpasses, particularly market wizards). What strikes first, these are the colors, colors of fruit, vegetables, clothes. This market is frequented almost ' exclusively by Peruvians, which gives it an undeniable local touch. The market is organized by the corporation: butcher (meat is not presented as in Europe), fishmongers, retailers of fruits, flowers, vegetables, shops etc. Do not hesitate to ride in the gallery which is on the 1st floor. You will find sellers of small animals (hens, rabbits, India pigs, doves, Canaries,...) You will also see a Hairdresser, some lingerie, DIY stores. And from the top of the Gallery, you will have a view on the overall market. Dare to take a fresh juice, prepared in front of you by the very own Peruvian. This is great. If you stay 2 days in Arequipa (which I highly recommend), it is a place not to be missed. NB: I assure those who have already seen the markets in Asia: here, I have not seen flies nor dogs.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Here you will come across the culture of everyday life who lives in Arequipa. Many fruits, foods, herbs, meats and plenty of crafts. Worth knowing to take the delicious fruit juices and even eat a piece of cake, besides buying handicrafts. :)
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is impressive to see so many corridors, jobs and products. The people are very kind. The best posts of fruits and juices area, are all delicious.
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