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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 24 Shopping in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If it is locally grown, it can be found at the San Pedro Market. Here you’ll find fresh produce, meats of numerous varieties, homemade cheeses, grains and even kitchenware, clothes and home decorations. The market is divided up much like a grocery or department store, with booths selling similar items on the same aisle (or multiple aisles). Definitely check out... More

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This market is bustling and filled with people selling everything from fresh produce to grocery staples. There are a few handi-craft stalls, but only a few. This market is great for seeing truly local foods. Cheeses, breads, grains, spices, dried seaweeds, and more. There is a section devoted to animal parts, so if you are squeamish to such things, you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can find really cheap crafts than downtown! Its open from 6:00am til 8:00pm and you can get there walking from the plaza.

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Artesia, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were brought here for the "Behind the Scenes, Cusco" and tasted the Chuta Bread and a different "pipino" cucumber fruit! We were introduced to a lady who is like a human food processor. She cuts potato like a machine in a precise julienne and also diced in perfect pieces! Amazing!

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London, United Kingdom
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381 reviews 381 reviews
182 attraction reviews
2,298 helpful votes 2,298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

- Not your usual fancy French or Italian market - Dirty water and food waster everywhere, that's what makes it so authentic. - This is where all the locals shop for their daily groceries - Things are so much cheaper in the market - A bag of 200g - 500g quinoa literally cost 5 soles. A 50 gram chia seed... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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