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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Our tour guide brought us through the market and stopped at some stalls for a few demonstrations. It is the heart of the city and a fantastic place to pick up some food at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide brought us through the market and stopped at some stalls for a few demonstrations. It is the heart of the city and a fantastic place to pick up some food at the prices the locals pay.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few markets in which it didn´t turned out to be a artisan flee market. Go for the food court in the back. I went for the Ceviches and later stopped by a sort of milky drink stand, which I knew after drinking to be a sweet quinoa-cinamon drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to buy fruits/food and the cheapest place in town to lunch (5pen). We often took our breakfast there and even bought sandwichs for our treks

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always very interesting to visit markets whilst travelling as it reflects the local culture and this one was no exception. I liked how they sectioned the food stalls so they all sold the same type of food, easy to see which type of food or which food stall is popular

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has everything.. clothes, fruit & vegetables.. local cheese.. You´ll get another percpective of the city. Go walking through all the passages. Could be an unpleassant experience to see the hanging pigs and meat and smell them.. but it won´t take too long if you walk fast. Some of the things you can do there: Have your clothes sewed.. drink... More 

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Gliwice, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed very much buying fruits, fresh juice, having cheap lunchs, walking there is an experience itself

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting market with so many sights and smells. This market is open daily and is a feast for the senses. There are numerous vendors under one roof selling everything from tourist souvenirs (hats, scarves, key chains, wooden wares, ceramics, etc.) to pig heads. There is a wide variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, cheeses, as well as... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Pedro market is within 5 minutes walk of the main square, and house stalls selling all sorts of stuff from touristy trinkets and clothes (of course) to fresh produce, bread etc together with rows of food stalls where locals eat cheaply across the day. (Be careful of the hygiene issues though if you are tempted!) On all sides of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Pedro market has a lot to offer. From typical tourist wares (at much better prices than Plaza De Armas) to a great place to get cheap traditional food (literally eat where the locals eat - soup for 2.5 soles) - it's worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited after walking the Inca Trail, so we were comfortable in buying fruit, cheese, olives and bread. The prices were reasonable and we didn't need to do much bargaining. The market is grouped into aisles for various items ranging from flowers, bread, meats, beverages and even souvenirs. We were able to get our mementos at around 20% less than... More 

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