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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