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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  • For all the people to really want to find a local breakfast with amazing flavor, natural ingredients, cheapest and fast you need to visit the local # 54, I really recommend that place to have a great....  more »
  • This is definitely the place to visit for a more local experience. There are many vendors selling a variety of different goods, ranging from souvenirs to fruit to bread. This is also the cheapest...  more »
  • It is a place close to the Plaza de Armas, clean, orderly, with hygiene measures for Covid. They sell crafts and food. If you want to try the real local seasoning, I recommend you eat there, the...  more »
  • Great place to buy souvenirs or warm clothes. But be careful, if they say it is 100% pure alpaca... It is not. It is more like 25% alpaca. But what do you want to expect for around 10 bucks for a sweater. They keep warm and that's the important part. They offer different services as well. For example one guy sewed a whole of one of our backpacks for 5 Soles. They sell fresh fruits, meat, vegetables.
  • Great local market for tourist. They have everything a tourist need such as gift shops, tons of handcrafts goods, etc. I love the juice and the local foods here, I had the best avocado milk here with only 6PEN. A definite heaven for budget travelers.
  • This is a great little market. And not so little. Skip the hotel breakfast and come here. They have anything from breakfast food to lunch food. Great prices. Just don't be afraid to order something. Look at the pictures and try something. This is where the entire town goes to eat. There is fruit, veggies, bread, chocolate, etc.... Take an hour to walk through every aisle.
  • Local Market for all local items. Multiple things to shop/window shop: Local Food joints (freshly cooked food served) Juice stalls (fresh juice made right in front of you) Fruit market Meat market Bread market Apparel market You need to bargain when you shop here. Start with 50% and you might end up with 30% off.
  • Definitely worth going to while you acclimate in Cusco! I enjoyed the local produce and crafts. Get some chocolate or take the free chocolate tour, totally worth the indulgence.

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