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Mercado Central (Central Market), Lima

(3.2/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Mercado Central (Central Market) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lima itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is not a tourist market but with lots of Peruvians shopping and eating. Very clean but very busy. We didn't buy anything for it's everyday items. Many rows and stalls of chicken, beef, and fish. ...  more »
  • A huge place, specific areas of each type d food, metal products known and very unknown desbordabntes... Huge variety of cheeses, pickles, spices and vegetables and fruits quite surprising. PRA eat also, economical, and delicious. Be enchanted!
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  • Unlike many evaluated, this is not the market of Surquillo and not stay in Miraflores. This is the Central market, which is near the Plaza de Armas and Barrio Chino. Is immersion in local culture of Peru so we will see meat and fruits exposed to air, with little sanitation. Worth knowing without creating expectations.
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Google
  • Lots of food and related stuff to buy (small restaurants, juice bars, spice vendors etc.), but the meat the butchers sell usually spreads a remarkable odor of dead animals, perceptible at some distance even ...
  • Not a family place. Only for who enjoy the deep of a culture.
  • Busy, busy but find fresh products everywhere and anything you need for a low price.
  • Stands with quality food. Choose from the freshest grouper, tuna, and tilapia.
  • Bustling place where the locals go.