Mercado Central (Central Market), Lima

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Aisles of bustling customers, colorful kiosks, and buzzing vendors fill Mercado Central (Central Market). This popular market seems to have everything: live chickens, fresh produce, freshly caught seafood, hanging meat, flowers, spices, clothing, and electronics. Local sellers, shoppers, and tourists all converge here in an authentic and humble atmosphere. Peer into the day-to-day life of a Lima local with a visit to this thriving market. To visit Mercado Central (Central Market) and get the most from your holiday in Lima, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lima trip planning app .
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  • It is very likely that whatever one needs to cook a Peruvian dish may be found here. The stalls are well organized and you can easily find the sections for meats, poultry, seafood, fruits & vegetables...  more »
  • Popular Peruvian typical market. You have to have a stomach very bon to see what feature: from food typical of peru the butchers opened.
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  • A cluster of people, very hot, exposed products without a minimum of hygiene ... definitely not recommend this tour. Use your time to visit other attractions!
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  • Lima's Central Market is ubicated near "Capón street" (Chinatown). The Market is clean and neat. Here you can find the freshest vegetables, meat and seafood. To get the best and fresher meat and groceries is recomended to go early mornings or at least before 11 A.M.
  • At least 15 fruits and vegetables I'd never seen, what a wonderful experience. Cow stomachs, hearts and tongues on display. Amazing arroz con pollo and a drink made from black corn (actually purple inside) sugar cinnamon and cloves.
  • Very nice shopping experience. One of the cleanest markets in Peru. Not sure why I have never been in here before. Prices are very competitive compared to other parts of lima. Well worth a visit.
  • Average market, but the fresh seafood in the center is well worth the visit. The ceviche is fresh, tasty and cheap.
  • all the area has fantastic products and good prices
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