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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    If you like local markets then you will love this. Completely authentic bustling market organised into zones for fruit & veg, meat, bread, cheese, fish etc. There was even an aisle dedicated to offal,...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Central market of Cusco has a lot of variety of foods, handicrafts, fruits, vegetables, chocolates, teas, cheeses .... Quite frequented by residents of the city and also by tourists. Colors and smells, some not very pleasant, and exposure of Guinea pigs and chicken (a vision not so good).
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  • August 12, 2017
    Like any good central market, here you can eat well and at an affordable price. Excellent option for a taste of local food and also has a wide variety of products.
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  • July 26, 2017
    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
  • August 6, 2017
    A fun spot to wander around and see how the locals shop. Get a fresh fruit juice!
  • August 4, 2017
    Amazing things to see. Good prices. Great for gifts and to see some culture.
  • June 16, 2017
    Expansive market. It has pretty much everything the street vendors are selling, and some of the shops, usually at a lower price.
  • June 18, 2017
    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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