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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Small Group
$72*
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour
91%
Ranked #3 of 29 Shopping & Fashion in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
84 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

San Pedro markets is not far from the main square about 10 minutes stroll. It has an excellent wet market with some very exotic foods. Not for the faint hearted...takes eating snout to tail very literally. There were affordable souvenirs to be bought and the best tasting fresh fruit juices. Well worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This market was really nice to watch - its mainly food but we arrived at lunch time and enjoyed seeing the locals all sit around big tables and had the traditional soup. There is not too much to buy that you cant find in other places around Cusco, but It was a nice trip to the market and the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this market as part of the Cusco tour with G Adventures. It is a giant complex packed with stalls selling all kinds of goods you can imagine. It has such a local favour and it's eye opening to see the different produce and customs of the locals. The market is organized by sections: there are vegetables and fruits... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This had what you'd expect from a local food market, allowing you to really understand what people in the city eat. In addition to many food stalls, there's a large section of stalls with prepared food to eat for really authentic yet really cheap meals (eg we had a rice dish that was most of both my and my wife's... More 

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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10 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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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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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