Mercado Central de San Pedro

Mercado Central de San Pedro, Cusco: Hours, Address, Mercado Central de San Pedro Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercado Central de San Pedro

Mercado Central de San Pedro
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Washington DC, DC27 contributions
Dec 2019
Mercado de San Pedro is bustling with locals buying groceries and tourists that are on a tour of the local market. It is one of the main markets in Cusco. I suggest that you come hungry as in San Pedro, you can buy fresh fruits, check out the variety of potatoes and herbs, buy souvenirs for friends and family back home for a very low price without much bargaining, sit down for ceviche or adobo, buy the best tamal for breakfast just outside of the market only for 30 cents, or eat nabos (green leafy vegetables cooked with potatoes) off of the street venders. I also must note that it is the BEST place to get freshly made juice with any fruit of your choice. It is open even on Sundays and I went in every morning on days that I had a chance. Don't be surprised to see piles of meat and poultry displayed without refrigeration. It would definitely be worth a visit!
Written January 8, 2020
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Alya Milskaya
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution
Jan 2021
It is a place close to the Plaza de Armas, clean, orderly, with hygiene measures for Covid. They sell crafts and food.
If you want to try the real local seasoning, I recommend you eat there, the prices are very cheap and the dishes are well served.
Written January 21, 2021
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Rick-Rozzi
San Antonio, TX549 contributions
Jan 2020
This place is full of activity and hustle and bustle with lots of food stalls and shops to choose from. We were kind of put off with the meat hanging out in the open, but that did not deter our time there. We had made the mistake of already buying some souvenirs before coming here and it was obvious that the Mercado Central de San Pedro had the best prices in the Cusco region. If you are looking for souvenirs, textiles, shirts or trinkets, you won't find any lower priced than here. Now if you want something more artsy, unique , original or higher quality, then you would need to shop either in San Blas or Plaza de Armas at some ot the more nicer shops. However we got some great deals on table runners, place mats, table cloths etc... If you are a shopper then this is a must place to visit.
Written January 30, 2020
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Johnny G
Envigado, Colombia743 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A must visit in Cusco. You’ll find local food at very inexpensive prices compared to restaurants around town. But be prepared, it’s an open style market that you find in less developed countries…you’ll see things you wouldn’t see in many other countries.

You’ll also find artefacts, crafts, candy and many other wonderful and strange things at good prices.
Written April 8, 2022
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Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
Dec 2020
A must-see in the city of Cusco, and you want to know the living culture, going to the market is the best way, there are handicrafts, textiles, prepared food, both local and world-renowned dishes of Peruvian cuisine. The prices are excellent, there is a section for breakfasts, nuts, juices, etc. People, in general, are very friendly, almost every day we went to the market for breakfast and I would not change it for anything.
Quite orderly, complying with security protocols
Written January 14, 2021
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Angela L
Katy, TX76 contributions
Jun 2021
This is definitely the place to visit for a more local experience. There are many vendors selling a variety of different goods, ranging from souvenirs to fruit to bread. This is also the cheapest place for souvenirs in all of Cusco, maybe even all of Peru. You can really haggle with the vendors and try to buy many things from one to get an even better price. I bought an alpaca sweater here for only 27 soles! The chocolate we bought here is also delicious and they have many unique flavors.
Written June 8, 2021
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Cinnsityy
Los Angeles, CA62 contributions
Aug 2019
Anything you have ever wanted from Peru can be found here for 1/4 of the price in the streets. All types of souvenirs, food and other trinkets under one roof. Found a backpack for 12 soles, same one I got in Machu Picchu for $40 soles. Can get very crowded so be weary of your belongings. They have a section for fresh fruit juices, the BOMB!.
Written February 11, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Oct 2019
Good opportunity to see how the locals live at Cusco's main public market. Large section is a food court where lots of locals eat because the prices are cheap. Rest of market is vendors selling all kinds of food -- fresh fruit, meats, cheese, produce, baked goods, spices, clothing, arts & crafts, etc. Was a fun stop on our sightseeing tour of Cusco.
Written April 28, 2020
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EugeniaAl
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions
Jan 2020
The market where locals do their shopping. You can get here during lunch time, around 13-14 oclock. You will see families and workers eating chicken soup and other delicious meals. We ate soup and fried fish plus mate tea for 5 soles.. It was good. highly recommended. When we came back at 18 pm the food stalls was about to close.. so come early
Written January 13, 2020
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Andre.rossi87
Piacenza, Italy82 contributions
Dec 2019
The market isn't in the downtown of Cusco but quite close. In my opinion is one of the best place of Cusco, full of peruvian and turists; after a 1hour walk inside the market we took an awesome juice with mixed fruits, beer and egg white and then we ate a very good dish of rise and chicken. We suggest a visit of the market because I reckon you can find a very typical place where find traditional food and stuff in general
Written January 12, 2020
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