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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  • worth a visit as a diversion from the colonial and incan history of Cusco. The market is very close to the main squares and you can get good and cheap food there.  more »
  • This is a busy bustling market full of local produce as well as tourist souvenirs. You can get amazing local food and is a very cheap place to get something to eat with many different options. Also do...  more »
  • While in many parts of the world there are markets, this market me back to stories my grandparents or aunt, when they went to buy all the "market". You can find all kinds of fruits, meats, nuts but also crafts and up you can have lunch there although I must confess that I dared not. The super friendly people and delicious fruit juices!
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  • Fun place to check out but definitely very touristy. If you want real alpaca clothing do not but at this market. Nothing at the market is 100% alpaca/baby alpaca. Still nice stuff just be aware of what you are getting.
  • Great market where they have lots of stuff. Ideal for souvenir shopping. Alpaca Blankets and scarfs. Small sculptures, glasses, bags, backpack's, you name it they got it! You can get awesome juices at the white stands of the juice ladies.
  • Nice Market with everything you need. Definitely go to the street just a block away for another market with same produce but cheaper. And at the lower end of av sol there is a similar market with exact same artesian crafts for half the price
  • Great to check out. Caters to tourists so sometimes the wool is mixed with synthetic on products. Always watch your bags wallets in this environment. Fresh food is great. Definitely worth visiting support the local trade.
  • This is a picturesque local market in which you'll find quite unique things related to Peruvian and local habits. Even though it's different from supermarkets, many tourists go and have fun discovering a lot of details.

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