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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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Veryyyy Interesting! Must see.

This is a must see in Cusco. We loved walking through the market and blending like a local. Try the juice. Buy from the locals. I wasn't brave enough to try the food. Check out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Cusco. We loved walking through the market and blending like a local. Try the juice. Buy from the locals. I wasn't brave enough to try the food. Check out the photo below. Great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Like one of the recent reviewers, I always make it a priority to visit local food markets when travelling as it gives a real taste of the country, and this one is no exception. A short couple of blocks from the plaza it is an easy way to fill an hour or two. I heard about the pickpockets and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is must when in Cusco. One of my favorite places to go during my travels is the local market – it’s really the only way to see the real culture, food, traditions and every day local life. I could have spent hours and hours walking around here. For some, it may be too much – for me - it’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really happy to have visited on a number of occasions to take a juice and relax - yes chill with the stall holders and browse for my cooking class and for random supplies for trekking. Don't approach the lady skinning frogs legs - but in general remember these are people at work doing trade and business - part of that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

To really see how the locals live and eat, visit the market to see all sorts of animal, produce and lots of meals to choose from. The food stall are organized by type - sandwiches in one row, rice platters, soups vendors etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My rating comes with a big caveat - beware of pickpockets. You think you'll see them coming but you won't. Other than that, this is an authentic, exhilarating Peruvian experience....roast guinea pigs on skewers, etc. Just be ultra careful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you're looking to buy any fresh food or even some souvenirs, this is the place to do it. Be warned that the meat section has foods that are atypical for Westerners and may freak you out a little bit, but it's a great place to walk through. Watch out for sanitation, though - it is quite sketchy in most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Full of colour, character and an excellent place to grab some local food with the locals. It's a busy place with lots of sights, sounds and smells to be absorbed. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visit San Pedro Mercado if you want to see and experience cusquenias life. The market is a huge space they sell fresh food, fruits, different kind of juices, cheap handycraft and more. This was probably the most local place you can visit in Cusco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a market to beat all markets! It is huge, and sells everything from fresh chicken soup to fruit smoothies to dog chow. You want it? It's here. My 5 travel companions and I went to this market on several occasions. We are all artists and photographers, and the lure of the market was insatiable. Fresh Peruvian cheeses, hot... More 

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Address: Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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