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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Small Group
$70*
and up
Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour
91%
Ranked #3 of 27 Shopping in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

A true local covered market selling everything, and I mean everything. Huge place. Fruit and vegetables to make your mouth water, eating, clothing, housewares, everything. A real cultural experience.

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is a great option for buying unexpensive food in Cusco. You can find fruits, bread and lots of nuts, olives... They also prepare meals and juices there, but that I didn´t tried. You can also find lots of handcrafts and other stuffs too...

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Nice, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

They have everything at this market, and its really nice to walk around to have a look. The food at the market, or well, ive only tried the juices and soups, but its so good and so cheap! You get a good portion of soup for 2,50 soles. Look for the quinoa drink, its only 1 soles and definitely worth... More 

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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The short story is that this is a fantastic local market with incredible, cheap food, a ton of different spices, medicines and so on and also great options for buying cheap clothes and other souvenirs/gifts. I ate here every day and never once felt unsafe or poorly treated (although being a gringo one must really be fine with a little... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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872 reviews 872 reviews
9 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Many tour books suggest going to local open markets to get the 'flavor' of a place [flavor in two ways]. The market in Barcelona was neat, but this place beats all others I have been to – by a head. Donkey head that is – which you can buy whole here, or just the snout. Or get a whole cattle... More 

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New York City, New York
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231 reviews 231 reviews
166 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's an experience. One can find (and buy) there anything local, from out-of-season lucuma to San Pedro and coca leaves, of course

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Going here is a feast for the senses! I wish we had visited on our other free days. Unfortunately, we had only four hours to browse before we headed to the airport. They sell everything--it's like a flea market, a farmer's market, a street food fair and an artisan market all mashed into one busy place. Lots of great photo... More 

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Houston, Texas
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287 reviews 287 reviews
78 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you have a half hour - well worth a look. All sorts of foods and goods. Many items can be bargained.

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
68 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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