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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 23 shopping in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you really want to know what the locals do and go, San Pedro Market is the place to be. Not to mention it's the cheapest place for lunch. We spent 5 soles (a little less than $2) each for a big bowl of chicken soup. And we went to the pricey chicken soup aisle. Rows and rows of produce... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My friends and I loved San Pedro market. We thoroughly enjoyed bargaining for souvenirs here and finishing off the experience with a bowl of chicken soup. The chicken soup was one of the best meals we had in cusco (cheap, tasty, authentic). I only wish I could go here again.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Come to visit San Pedro Mercado if you want to see and experience the locals' daily life. The market is an enormous space that houses over a hundred fresh food stores and tens of eateries serving delicious local cuisine. Great atmosphere. Good food. (Very) cheap eats. Wonderful locals. This was probably the most local place you can visit in Cusco.

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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to see what the locals eat, go to the mercado. Here you can find all sorts of fruit, veggies and meat (litteraly everything!). you can also buy souvenirs.

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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

What a total culture experience! Loved this place. Nothing makes you feel like you are in a totally different culture than the San Pedro Market. So many colors, flavors, smells, things to wonder at. Not for everyone, but if you really want to experience something totally different. This is the place. Needless to say, great prices on everything.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

San Pedro Market is a 5-10 min walk from the Plaza de Armas. While there are handicrafts sold in one area, go to see the diverse food. See how the locals shop. Room temperature meat/seafood waiting to be bought-smells a bit...mounds of fruit, sacks full of grain, cheese, unique breads. This is definitely worth walking through. It can be done... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Very cool place. The meat market was astounding- cattle heads, brains, entire pigs, etc. I highly recommend the juice section. Cheap, healthy, friendly, and great tasting! You can also get very cheap meals in the restaurant section if you're brave enough to trust what they're serving.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This market is amazing. So many colors, people, variety, smells (good and bad). It's worth going to look around even if you don't buy anything. I recommend going to the food stalls in the morning and getting a fried cheese and avocado sandwich with some chocolate con leche. Amazing and super cheap. Look out for donkey snouts.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For a town sustained by tourism it is nice to duck into the Mercado Central to escape the touts and higher prices. A nicely sectioned covered market, this is where you can pick up some local produce or that little something to take back home. Some decent food options are also found here. Just a short walk from the main... More

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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Mercado Central is a great place to get a sense of the breadth and diversity of produce available in Peru. The variety of vegetables and fruit is incredible and there are stalls to get excellent fruit juices. The stalls include some typical breakfast and Chufa dining experiences and the market is filled with folks doing their regular daily shopping. We... More

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