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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  • Visit the Central market of any city's encounter with the local culture. Here is no different. The place [and unkempt and messy. If it were not so it would not be a market ... You'll find everything. Of herbs to meats. And people. It's not a place to go back, but you have to visit to get a vibe of the city,
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  • Huge. Aisles and aisles of fruit, dried fruit, juices, meat, fish, restaurants and all kinds of objects. Highly recommended.
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  • For those brave enough to try the chicha is the ceviche of road! It is worth. All fresh and without any "consequence". For once spend 10 euros in two and eat well pleased! Try.
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