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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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“fresh juice”(20 reviews)
“chicken soup”(18 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake about it...this is THE locals market, some entrepreneurs made good by bringing some tourist stuff...or maybe it's locals gift stuff? anyway...this was one of the highlights of my trip. One of the biggest locals market I've seen, clean, bustling...I love going to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can practically smell this market when you’re close by! They sell typical tourist things but also food, drinks, supplied and there’s even restaurants inside! Highly recommend walking the entire market to get a feel for it before diving in. Some reports say eating in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tomdan1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there unintentionally and found everything we needed. There were delicious fruits and juices -- try the red bananas, the goldenberry and grandiallas fruits and Chirimoya with milk. There were delicious ceviches... although we did feel that there wasn't enough variety. I bought most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chophelie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best markets in Peru. Beautiful food for as little as 3 sol for soup. There is everything from chocolate to bags.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market clearly caters to tourists with many stalls selling souvenir items. Prices are reasonable, though, and people were friendly. In addition to the tourist stalls, there is an area for buying fruits, vegetables, meats, dried goods, etc. One end also has a number of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ama658
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beside a lot of stores to buy clothes, just "stuff" :), fruits and vegetables you can find places to eat and to drink. I can recommend to go to one of the stores where the ladies serve fresh yummy juices made of fruits of your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iwanuschka
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This large mercado in Cusco is located only mere minutes from the Plaza de Armas (see my review), and is a must see. At least an entire city block, it is composed approximately in half by the usual sundries and souvenirs stalls, but the other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even if you are in Cusco for a day, try to stop by and visit the place. - It's in walking distance from The Plaza and San Fransico. - If you like to learn about the fabric of historic Cusco and its people, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NatureHike01
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed! We came looking for a nativity set (which we found!) This market is quite big with lots of souvenirs, flowers, spices, foods, clothing... Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cleofilms
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We toured the site with an "Organic Purchaser" and were impressed with the focus on this aspect of development. Selection is varied and amazing. Place is crowded but your senses have to time to adjust to the sights and smells - very attractive spot to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray M
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from VeronicaLeeLysaght | Reviewed this property |
The local currency is Peruvian soles. You should change many in the central Plaza de Armas. The airports tend to overcharge!
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August 2, 2015|
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Response from Dee83202 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do! They not only sell the live cactus, they also sell a powdered San Pedro. There were several vendors who sold it. :)