Mercado de Artesanias
Mercado de Artesanias
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,466 contributions
Feb 2020
As soon becomes apparent, all of the "markets" have the same stuff. This one id little different from others we have visited. It is a good walk way to get out of the rain to get you to the restaurants!

However, we did need a cheap rain poncho to replace a lost one--they had them at a decent price.
Written March 22, 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
This place is a great spot in which to buy local artisan products and gifts. They offer many alpaca clothing items and small handmade bits and bobs. It is a cultural hub and a great place to just browse local goods.
Written March 25, 2019
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,569 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent location because it’s minute away from the train station. They sell a variety of things at an affordable price.
Written March 25, 2020
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Rinni1974
Newcastle, Australia349 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
A great place to pick up some beautiful colourful souvenirs to remember your time in Peru. Lots of choice. Like all markets in Peru don’t pay the first price offered but bargain in a polite and friendly manner for best results. We found all the stall owners there to be friendly and helpful.
Written August 12, 2022
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DianeER
Falls Church, VA2,106 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Everything in AC is much more expensive than Olly or Cusco so look for your souvenirs there & not here. We did not see anything here that we did not see elsewhere in the Sacred Valley area. Vendors seem very pushy at arrival & departing train passengers.

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Written June 5, 2016
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Aussie_Travel_Writer
Sydney, Australia2,436 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Many people rush through Aguas Calientes as a day trip to see Machu Picchu, but there is so much more to it than that.

We recently spent 2 nights in Aguas Calientes and had some time to experience the markets, the streets, the many festivals and the amazingly interesting culture of this colourful, vibrant, authentic community!

The bustling markets are located just outside the train station and are huge! Stall after stall of souvenirs, knitwear, bags, leather goods, footwear, hats, musical instruments… It is very much a family affair with a great vibe, a lot of chatter and little kids running around Music from the surrounding street parades and festivals fills the air and brings a celebrative vibe to the markets.

At night the streets are alive and the main plaza is abuzz with activities, food stalls and families out for a good time! Many restaurants line the plaza and the surrounding streets - the food is local, cheap and awesome and some restaurants offer free drinks or two for one deals. Taking a stroll through the streets, soaking up all the authenticity, is such an awesome experience! We even got caught up in a parade and just danced along!

If we followed the advise of others to “skip” Aguas Calientes, we would not have experienced any of this. I’m so glad we decided to take it slow and spend some time. It was truly a very unique experience! SO glad we did that!
Written July 8, 2016
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY6,683 contributions
Dec 2015
This is a large market with tons of stalls selling souvenirs near the train station. My friends were able to bargain for larger items like chess sets and art. I only purchased a t-shirt and a hat, and one of my friends was able to bargain the cost down. Colorful market with many of the stalls selling similar items.
Written December 16, 2015
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Rochelle R
San Francisco, CA18 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
This is where you'll end up as soon as you walk out of the train station. If you're looking to buy souvenirs this is a great place as there are tons of vendors selling all sorts of things from hand crafted jewelry, t-shirts, hats etc. The only drawback for me was that I was able to find similar items for way cheaper in Lima. Nonetheless, still a great place to shop around especially if your just looking to kill time before your train arrives. If you're good at bargaining you'll probably have way better luck than I did at getting decent prices.
Written December 9, 2015
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Anthony G
121 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Perfect location with a diversity of souvenirs for family and friends when you don’t have anything else to do while waiting for the train. But this market is more expensive than Cuzco.
Written December 31, 2019
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Nathaniel G
Brownsville, TX40 contributions
May 2019
This market has everything. Keep in mind that only tourist travel to this town so the prices here are more expensive. If you want the cheapest your best bet is the San Pedro market in Cusco.
Written August 24, 2019
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