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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Great place to visit!

When visiting the Andes, we see lots of archeology sites so it's nice to see a local and authentic market for a change. If you can, do it with a guide that will explain all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When visiting the Andes, we see lots of archeology sites so it's nice to see a local and authentic market for a change. If you can, do it with a guide that will explain all the different cereals, vegetables and fruits that you can find, their medical use etc... And try to taste a few things (chocolate, quinoa bars, juices),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went to this market and it was one of the best I have seen in South America. One can find an assortment of articles from local food items to music CDs (be warned they are all copied and duplicate) to electronic equipment. There's tons of clothing, spices etc. Do ensure you come earlier in the day as that would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So glad we got a couple of hours in the market just before we left. Large variety or vendors from food and clothing to groceries and juices of all kinds. Shop (and bargain) for souvenirs or enjoy a quick breakfast at one of the stalls, you must spend some time soaking it in as the world in Cusco goes by!

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Huaraz, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unfortunately this market became quite touristy lately and locals are hardly going here anymore for big grocery shopping. On the other hand, everything is cleaner here (still quite messy though), well presented and organised.... And still feels local and authentic... As long as it's not like those famous markets in Madrid or Barcelona I guess it's still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A truely beautiful display of al variety of spices, chees, fruits and vegetables. So clean for a farmers market! ask before you take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see how the locals shop instead of the straight up tourist shops the this is the place to go. They sell anything and everything and at a fraction of the cost of what you'll pay around the main square. Goes on everyday but expands out bigger on the weekends. Definitely a must see while in cusco!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great little place to go shopping! has souvenirs in the front, then all your meat, then fresh fruit and then vegetables. Then right at the far back is where you can eat, cheapest place in town by far, too!... if you don't mind just rice and egg it's 3 Soles!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've been to many markets around the world and this is of only average interest. It has fairly common variety of merchandise, and the food did not appear very appetizing to us. The most interesting parts of our time in the market had to do with a company that was holding a celebration and an informal dance in one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You'll find from fruits and food to everything you need to make an inca's ritual. Very colorful, also you get in touch with locals. Prices are cheap than restaurants. In you're short in money should eat there everyday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Diverse, fun, really get to see the nice people…great eats…it was the most authentic part of Cusco…great interaction with the people

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