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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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$72*
and up
Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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A wonderful local market

A large covered market area where locals shop. Here you can find all kinds of fresh and cooked foods, treats, fruits, vegies, and souvenirs at cheap prices. Like many local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A large covered market area where locals shop. Here you can find all kinds of fresh and cooked foods, treats, fruits, vegies, and souvenirs at cheap prices. Like many local markets this is a non-touristy site that any tourist should take the time to visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is the main local market in town and features staples of daily Peruvian life, a food court in addition to more touristy items for gringos. It's an easy walk from Plaza San Francisco and well worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a great multi-purpose market with lots of stalls devoted to fresh juice and cheese and you can buy chocolate (cooking and artesian). Souvenirs are 40 per cent of the price we were quoted at the Machu Picchu craft market for the identical product. We brought chocolate as gifts as well and they were cheaper than in the supermarkets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This market is huge! Definitely allow time here to explore the local artisans, great flowers, food and more. As a vegetarian, I skipped walking up and down the meat aisles...there was plenty to see from afar. I recommend planning to eat lunch here - there are plenty of stands serving soup and other food to eat. Many vendors do not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The San Pedro market is cusco is the best one that I have visited among cusco and Lima. We visited this place as park of the cooking class and then come back later again by ourselves. It is interesting to see all the various products here, like the collection of different type of corns across Peru! I bought some coco... More 

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earth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to go here, but if you have some time to spare, it's worth it. Close to many of the other Cusco attractions, and they sell a great variety of stuff. A good selection of food, as well as tourist items.

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Odessa, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The San Pedro market is a nice place to go and buy seeds, fruits, plants souvenirs even candy and such but please refrain yourself from eating there. You can see a bunch of local people eating there but the sanitary conditions of the market are really poor. Even our tour guide told us that he would not recommend us eating... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The San Pedro Market was hands down the best Market we went to and we did go to a bunch. Our guide took us here our 1st day in Cusco for the juice and it was delish. The place is so cool and the locals are friendly. It is a must see in Cusco. My husband even tried the Chicha... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our Airbnb apartment is just a few blocks from the San Pedro market, and we are so happy to have ended up here, both to be outside of the direct Plaza de Armas tourism and, more importantly, to be near this market. We have been several times on our trip, and it is really the perfect place to stock up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The San Pedro market is a great place to spend an hour or two. With stalls full of fruit, flowers, grains, potatoes, meats, fish, it's a colourful and sometimes pungent place to visit. Not to mention the stalls of clothes and fabrics around the outside, and the many stalls selling ready to eat food. Note - both our Inca Trail... More 

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