Mercado de Artesanias
Mercado de Artesanias
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Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As any town in the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", Chinchero also has its own "Mercado de Artesanías", although much smaller than the ones found in Pisac or Ollantaytambo. You will find almost the same articles sold everywhere, even in Lima. If shopping is on your mind, don't forget that a little bargaining is expected and, if reasonable, may be accepted by the local villagers. And, as a matter of fact, we always need some small souvenirs to take back home. Fond memories of a day in Chinchero! Enjoy!
Written July 9, 2020
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Aussie_Travel_Writer
Sydney, Australia2,436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The Chinchero markets were quite an experience and very colorful but it was the same thing over and over again, quite overpriced in comparison and everyone were very aggressively demanding “propina” for taking a photo… I even had to pay “propina” for taking a photo of a basket of corn! I’m all for paying something for taking a photo of someone, especially from up close, but this was a bit ridiculous and unlike anything we’ve experienced so far in the way of having to pay for photos in Peru.

I would almost call the markets a tourist trap but it is still worth a visit to experience the colours, the traditional dress and it is a great market to buy almost anything you’d find at many other markets in Peru. You can even find items with real teeth in it! For alpaca knitwear, hang on till you get to Puno & Taquile Island – much cheaper and very unique (on Taquile island the men are doing the knitting from the softest baby alpaca and it is very unique!)

At the markets, we bought corn on the cob (the big fat white kernels), which was served with a side of a big chunk of cheese! (We thought it was butter! Ha-Ha!) The corn was very juice and really good but the cheese wasn’t my thing…

There is a beautiful little church on the hill above the markets – an easy stroll. We visited on a Sunday and could not really see the inside as they had a church service at the time, but we did go inside to experience the signing. The church was packed and it was quite an experience to hear the signing and just be silent and in the moment for a while.

On the way to the church, there are a few shops selling crafts and other things and a few local people in traditional dress sitting outside their shops. There was a man who carved the most amazing artwork onto pumpkin shells and he told me the story of the one he was busy carving in Spanish (between the few Spanish words I’ve picked up since we arrived in Peru, my phrase book, nods and pointing, I managed to figure out what he was saying). I would have loved to buy one, but unfortunately there is no way it would be allowed into Australia. (Similar artworks, sold at the many markets in Peru are cheap “knock-offs” and inferior quality. If you want to buy a true artwork from an artist, find this little shop in one of the side streets (it’s the street with the many shops on the right as you walk uphill towards the church - see my photos for what the street and the man looks like).

Aside the church are some ruins which we did not visit as we did not have the time, but we could see quite a bit of it from where we stood.

There is a toilet at the markets for which you need an official ticket (sold at the toilet entrance) – we thought this was very funny as the tickets are printed by the municipality and they’re numbered! Entry is S/.1 and it probably cost more to print the ticket!

On our way back from Chinchero, we saw some children in their colorful traditional dress on the side of the road and asked the driver to stop for some photos. The kids were so adorable – smiling and friendly and of course, it was a great pleasure to pay them for the photos even though they didn’t ask for anything.
Written July 4, 2016
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BINAMumbai_India
Mumbai, India277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Learnt about weaving techniques and farming vegetables in Cusco. Products were high priced but could not decide. Nice stop enroute. Took pictures with Llamas and interacted with the local women. Nice pottery shop next door.
Written July 10, 2019
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY6,683 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
Our guide took us here to experience a day like a local so we went to two markets, a school, a lake and and participated in a healing ceremony. It was educational and inspirational.
Written December 17, 2015
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Tim P
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,691 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
It was good to have a talk on jewellery, particularly silver and the use of gemstones in making the final product. Some lovely pieces, not just relating to local history and, what seemed to be good value, after some negotiations.
Written February 12, 2018
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lrnnnn
Oxford, UK2,876 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
A small village less than an hour’s drive from Cusco with a pretty church & small handicraft/souvenir market. Worth a quick visit when combined with a trip to the nearby Maras salt mines & Moray terraces.
Written September 23, 2016
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Roberta T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
I was volunteering in the casa de salud there while staying in Cuzco and found out that a lot of things were way cheaper there. It`s a bus ride of 45 minutes that costs 3 soles but it is supper worth ot if you are looking to buying things!
Written August 22, 2016
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hopefulist
The Dalles, Oregon19,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The highlight of our stop in Chinchero was the incredible old church but we also enjoyed a stroll through the Sunday market. The locals' produce sections were our favorite.
Written May 21, 2016
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Joaquin_Morales
Santiago, Chile69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Sundays mornings the visit to the old town of Chinchero is quite a good place to take photos. The market full of indians, women mostly with similar clothes is amazing, also amazing is the variety of things they offer. You must try to be there early, at midday is almost all past. I took a bus from Cuzco to Pisac to the morning market and then took another bus to Chinchero, making the round trip with the last bus to Cuzco. Certainly was also amazing to talk with the drivers (sic!) as we were travelling, they were very willing to slow down or stop, so you make a good picture and to tell you all about the places we were passing through. I always try to travel as people of the places do, so this time was nice and made plenty new friends!
Written March 4, 2015
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
THe market in Chinchero is open on Sundays. It's much smaller than Pisac Market but they have pretty good selection of pottery there
Written October 6, 2014
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