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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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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did almost all our shopping there but fruit smoothie that my husband had made and bought there made him very sick. I did not have any because I am always wary of local water that is not bottled. Bargaining is acceptable here especially if you buy more than one item.

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British Columbia, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Be prepared to be barraged by sights smells colors and sounds. See weavers stalls, toys, horses heads, pigs heads, meats of all sorts (don't worry- they cover them with sheets overnight) peppers fruits vegetables frogs legs cauldrons of steaming soups. Bring your camera for spy shots of the people.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is where I bought most of my food. I would often eat here as well. There is no where else in the world where you could get a home cooked meal for S./3.50 ~ $.1.20. This meal comes with a large bowl of soup and a class of Manzanilla or mint tea. It is a place you must see.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
48 helpful votes 48 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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387 reviews 387 reviews
186 attraction reviews
2,357 helpful votes 2,357 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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