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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Private Tour
$129*
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Private Tour: Cusco City Sightseeing including San Pedro Market...
Small Group
$72*
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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A Must-See in Cusco!

Lots of tourists in Cusco on their way to Machu Picchu. A rare place not far from tourist sites where you can mix with the local population. The sites, sounds, and smells are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of tourists in Cusco on their way to Machu Picchu. A rare place not far from tourist sites where you can mix with the local population. The sites, sounds, and smells are incredible. The soups served in the mercado are also quite exceptional and priced for locals, not tourists. The locals we met were quite friendly and we loved... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A food market is always a great place to begin to understand the food culture of a place that you are visiting. This bustling market, often missed from tour guide itineraries, shows a fascinating mix of ingredients and cooked foods, alongside clothing and other manufactured items. Added to this, the colourful and engaging images of local people, just getting on... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

San Pedro is the main local market of the locals, the descendants of the Incas, and here you can see fabulous displays of the source of the wealth of their imperial ancestors. No, not rooms full of gold; that gold was the result of their wealth, nor the source. The source was agriculture. It's been estimated that the farmers of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to get cheap everything! When visiting Cuzco you must spend 20-30 mins meandering through the market here where they sell dream catchers, multi fruit smoothies, a selection of glorious cheeses and nuts to grilled whole Guinea pig! The different smells of the market mixed with browsing without any hassle make this a memory not to forget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Worth a visit to wander amongst the locals and tourists alike where you can buy the obligatory alpaca handicrafts, pan-flutes, key rings etc but also a dizzying array of local produce. Rows of juice bars, fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, fish, and homewares all jostle for space and customers alongside clothes, handicrafts, dressmakers and jewellers. The sights and smells, particularly... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We met some gals who were backpacking and had been eating at San Pedro Market almost exclusively. We went to check it out and it's no wonder these gals on a budget were here every day. The food was great and insanely inexpensive. It's great to walk around the various produce sections but in the back are stalls you can... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's where the locals eat and hang out. Loved the Mercado and used to visit this place everyday. From the fresh juices to avocado sandwich for breakfast, ceviche for lunch and saltado for dinner- I enjoyed it all. Lots of food carts and stalls with different local food are set up outside the Mercado in the evening. Good place to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The market is kind of divided in two. First there's the set menu food hall and juice bar which is really authentic, great value and absolutely buzzing with local Quechua folk. Don't miss this, unless your stomach's playing up :S On the other hand the fresh food and definitely the textiles markets are very set up for tourists. There's a... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An aisle for EVERYTHING! Meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, flowers, souveniers - it's all right here and everything has its' own aisle! We had been told the history of the bulls adorning Peruvian homes and wanted to bring a pair home with us. We found them here! Our guide purchased and shared with us some traditional Peruvian bread that was the... More 

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

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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