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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. 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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  • This central market is a traditional place in Lima. Very popular, people go there to by all kind of food, including meat, chicken, and cheese. But all of them are not in a good refrigeration, which me...  more »
  • Great example of a live market that is not tourist oriented. Try the ceviches or other dishes while at small stalls watching people haggle over a pig or tuna. Not sophisticated but o boy so delightful...  more »
  • 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 »