Mercado Central de San Pedro, Cusco

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Get a taste of local culture at Mercado Central de San Pedro, where you can roam the stalls with freshly squeezed juices, San Pedro cacti, seafood, black corn, pig heads, and dried Llama fetuses, an offering to the Earth Goddess. See women in bright colored skirts and ponchos rolling wheelbarrows of tuna or carrying babies on their backs. Get up early and have a typical Cusquena breakfast, a portion of beef with potatoes and rice, at the cafeteria with rows of benches and huge pots and pans. Check out textiles woven by hand and colored with natural dyes, and try on hats made from alpaca wool. This giant warehouse, a short walk from the main plaza, stretches all the way towards the railway tracks. Using our international travel planner, Cusco attractions like Mercado Central de San Pedro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Local market offering traditional stalls, the traditional rays butcher, fishmonger, fruit juice, clothes, etc. However, the brightness is not top and it's a shame!
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  • It has it all: crafts, trinkets, food semi to step. It is always packed with people. The prices are good, and everything is bargain, as it is typical of the area.
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  • I got to Cusco in the flight of 5.05 am and by 8 soles from the airport went to the Mercado San Pedro. I had breakfast a cup of muna and a couple of breads. Everything fresh. The front station is San Pedro and a few blocks away the whereabouts of cars and minivans that go to Ollantaytambo. Cars charge 15 soles and vans 10 soles. The journey lasts 1.5 hours approx..
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  • Its a crazy, but quite normal for peru style market. Only difference is that it is far more geared for tourists. Good place to go for a quick cheap meal though
  • A fun spot to wander around and see how the locals shop. Get a fresh fruit juice!
  • Amazing things to see. Good prices. Great for gifts and to see some culture.
  • Expansive market. It has pretty much everything the street vendors are selling, and some of the shops, usually at a lower price.
  • Nice little market with a lot of stuff to buy. Also a little food place where you can eat really nice food for a cheap price.

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