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
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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MarkMM55
Denton, TX945 contributions
A Must See
Nov 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic market with a king and storied history. The market encompasses about 21,000 square feet of space and was designed by none other than Eiffel himself…of Eiffel Tower fame. You can find anything here from meats to fruits to small food stalls to flowers to herbal medicines, etc, etc. Simply a must visit when in Cusco.
Written November 22, 2021
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Ew G
42 contributions
Great place to try local food, fresh fruits and local souvenirs
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great place to eat local food without risks (ceviche, fresh fruit juice), try new and local fruits (excellent and colorful) and buy souvenirs.

You can also find some stores selling stuff for chamanisme (like dead alpaca, god offerings).

It also perfect for nice pictures due to colours. Instagram fans will love it ;)
Written September 26, 2021
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clark5662
St. Louis172 contributions
Lively and Colorful Market
Sep 2021
We visited San Pedro during a walking tour. This added to the experience tremendously as the guide educated us on some of the fruit choices and why the locals purchase certain fruits and vegetables for health benefits (everything from curing cancer to getting rid of parasites). Overall, the market is colorful and the food was cheap. Similar to other open air markets, the merchandise you see in one stall is the same throughout the market and likely purchased in bulk from outside the area.
Written September 15, 2021
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Sebas T
10 contributions
Amazing food local #54
Jul 2021 • Couples
For all the people to really want to find a local breakfast with amazing flavor, natural ingredients, cheapest and fast you need to visit the local # 54, I really recommend that place to have a great food in the eternal Cusco.
Written July 30, 2021
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Angela L
Katy, TX68 contributions
Bustling Market Full of Local Goods
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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Alya Milskaya
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution
Traditional market of Cusco.
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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Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
Central market, San Pedro.
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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Edinson
Lima, Peru7 contributions
Not so good... if you want to eat there
Jan 2021 • Friends
I don’t recommend to eat over there, the service is not so good and the food terrible. The only good thing are the locals vegetables
Written January 8, 2021
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,189 contributions
Good market--not world class, but still decent
Feb 2020
As markets go in South America, this is a really good one, but it can't hold a candle to the great ones of Europe. I know "that's not fair..." to make the comparison, but I want to judge each spot we visit on a fixed scale as opposed to a "rubber" yardstick! As a user of TA, I want to have an accurate indicator of the "value" of visiting one site vs. another. Time is valuable when you are traveling and you should spend it on the very best of what any venue has to offer--not on the lesser sites....

That being said, I liked the displays, and the number of eating options. However, it is important to note that most of the goods are "very similar" to what you will see elsewhere in Peru. This is disappointing because there are some nice handcrafted items available in some areas, but they are not easy to find.
Written May 26, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Mix with the Locals at Cusco's Main Public Market
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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