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Mercado Indios, Lima

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Look no further than Mercado Indios for all your souvenir shopping needs. The market holds aisles and aisles of colorful items for sale: mass-produced souvenirs, Peruvian arts and crafts, flags, silverware, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind finds. Vendors here expect buyers to bargain, so never pay the ticket price. The wide selection of goods and shops draws buzzing crowds of visitors every day, but may also attract local pickpockets on a treasure hunt. Make Mercado Indios part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima day trip planning website.
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  • The market is full of open-air stalls, some more enclosed / store-front like than others. There are hundreds of vendors selling a variety of wares - textiles (blankets, bags, scarves, ponchos...  more »
  • Loved this Mercado, lots of beautiful souvenirs for anyone in the family. I little higher prices than what we saw elsewhere but still worth a visit.  more »
  • I usually visit this market to get souvenirs fro friends who live abroad or when I want an Alpaca sweater or a fine scarf. There is a gret variety of options and the prices are incredibly low...  more »
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  • This is a craft market that has grown steadily over the past two decades. You can find items from all over Perú here.
  • Great market to find traditional articles related to the Inca culture.
  • A typical market in Peru targeted at tourists. You won’t find locals shopping here, this is for tourists to buy souvenirs. The prices are ok but you’re supposed to haggle. Don’t accept the first price. Many shopkeepers will have calculators or use the calculator on your phone to communicate price if you don’t speak Spanish.
  • This fairly large market encompasses dozens upon dozens of stalls offering a wide variety of handicrafts intended for the tourist souvenir market, but also has some actual art for sale. Items from throughout Peru may be found here (ceramics from Piura, Toritos de Pukara from Puno, textiles from Cuzco -everything). The large number of vendors lends itself to competition, thereby allowing negotiating prices. Highly recommended as your one-stop shop for all your souvenir needs.
  • Over prices, this place is for first time tourists. If you travel around Peru, don't worry, you will find the EXACT same items for a cheaper price, except in Aguas Calientes which is the Peruvian DisneyLand. It's nice to have a walk there tho, but that's it...

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