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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 23 Shopping in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

You have many traditional souvenirs and textiles to pick from. There is also the food market. Exotic fruits, vegetable, cheese, meats, breads, chocolates, its all there and then some... You can also get a great bowl of freshly made chicken noodle soup for 5 sole, cheap and delicious. Great fun for all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you want to buy souvenirs and yet experience the best from the local culture, this is the place to go.

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Gatineau, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a fun little market to visit! It was designed by Eiffel and gets a lot of popularity points for that! Definitely worth a walkthrough! Keep your eyes peeled because you will be sure to see some interesting things!

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Richardson, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Mercado Central in Cusco in a rainy Sunday. Not many people were out that day but was perfect to take pictures and taste the local culture. You can find local handcrafts in this market. I got me an alpaca with cap and scarf at an incredible low price! outside the market, there were public protests about public... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Se você gosta de feira este é o lugar! Frutas bonitas e com preço bom (para quando for à Machu Picchu). If you like fairs that is the place you have to go! Pretty fruits with good prices (for when you're going to Machu Picchu)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you really want to know what the locals do and go, San Pedro Market is the place to be. Not to mention it's the cheapest place for lunch. We spent 5 soles (a little less than $2) each for a big bowl of chicken soup. And we went to the pricey chicken soup aisle. Rows and rows of produce... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friends and I loved San Pedro market. We thoroughly enjoyed bargaining for souvenirs here and finishing off the experience with a bowl of chicken soup. The chicken soup was one of the best meals we had in cusco (cheap, tasty, authentic). I only wish I could go here again.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Come to visit San Pedro Mercado if you want to see and experience the locals' daily life. The market is an enormous space that houses over a hundred fresh food stores and tens of eateries serving delicious local cuisine. Great atmosphere. Good food. (Very) cheap eats. Wonderful locals. This was probably the most local place you can visit in Cusco.

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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to see what the locals eat, go to the mercado. Here you can find all sorts of fruit, veggies and meat (litteraly everything!). you can also buy souvenirs.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a total culture experience! Loved this place. Nothing makes you feel like you are in a totally different culture than the San Pedro Market. So many colors, flavors, smells, things to wonder at. Not for everyone, but if you really want to experience something totally different. This is the place. Needless to say, great prices on everything.

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