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Mercado Central de San Pedro, Cusco

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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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. For Mercado Central de San Pedro and beyond, use our Cusco vacation planner to get the most from your Cusco vacation.
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  • They loved the crafts and the blending of Lucuma, cheap menus of 5 Soles, but there just probe the ceviche
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  • The market is the largest in Cuzco. It is ideal to buy souvenirs. It has the best price and also there is a lot of variety. Traditional souvenirs, typical clothing, food (fruits, vegetables, cereals, cheese...), natural medicine... Also has its section of rich juices, natural (made at the time and at a low cost) and its food section (on this I recommend more San Blas market or other restaurants). The largest and most traditional Cusco mrecado. Do not miss it!
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  • I love markets and every time I meet a place is my obligatory stop. The market of cusco not leaves something to be desired, it's big and has a lot of goods. Made the mistake of asking for information to a location (something I like to do) and this recommended me to have breakfast there. Only recommend if you want to experience the local life. The food is bad and dubious hygiene. I had a broth and took a coffee with milk. Both bad. But the experience was nice. I bought some dried fruit, very good tb.
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  • If you are a traveler you must stop here. You can buy any part of any animal here. You can also buy things like a serum that is poured out of a bottle of dead snakes and herbs that helps with blood diseases... Well that what they said. Can't forget about the frog shakes. I seriously enjoyed going there. Best place to bring a kid to give him culture shock.
  • Interesting market, every stalls pretty much have all the same items though... Try one of the special made juices! And have a meal at your own risks.
  • Don't go to Cuzco without visiting the San Pedro Market. In Latin America the mercado is the soul of the city, and this holds true for the San Pedro Market. You'll see vast varieties of foods, fresh breads, clothing, tourist items and more. This is where hundreds of Cuzquenos spend their daily lives and it's remarkable to see and feel how much energy is there.
  • Just insane. At one point my girlfriend and I were getting a little sick by the smells of all the dead animals inside so we stepped outside and in between cars to get out of traffic. A second later my girlfriend feels liquid, later realizing it was blood, coming from the decapitated heads of 2 bulls in the trunk of a car. If we didn't already have food poisoning we may have tried some of the food venders inside and outside. They were friendly and it looked somewhat appetizing. Prices on clothing and souvenir type stuff was the best I saw in Peru.
  • Simplemente el mercado central.
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