Mercado de Artesanias

Mercado de Artesanias, Chinchero: Hours, Address, Mercado de Artesanias Reviews: 4/5

Mercado de Artesanias
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Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Small souvenirs to take back home ...
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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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,084 contributions
Very nice market
Mar 2020 • Solo
Chinchero is small town near Cuzco. On this market are all hand made products from native people. Cheap and very nice market
Written March 28, 2020
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Paula Casas
New York City, NY3 contributions
Very good
Oct 2019
The market has very nice things to offer, they taught us how to dye sheep wool and alpaca without a doubt we were impressed by the way of making these textiles.
Written October 28, 2019
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MFWONDERS
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates154 contributions
My second visit to Chinchero
Aug 2019
This is my second visit to peru and chinchero village in specific. the girls working there are clarifying the full story of textiles making from different kinds of llama. you can buy the best scarves or blankets for winter, they are really good with reasonable prices. you can't find similar quality & price in other places and it is always good to support local people.
Written September 2, 2019
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BINAMumbai_India
Mumbai , India265 contributions
Culture trip
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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sequoia44
Irvine, CA124 contributions
Wonderful selection for shopping
Sep 2018 • Couples
Small town in Sacred Valley with several outdoor markets with weaved and alpaca selections. At the textile market we visited, the local women gave a demonstration on the traditional way the alpaca wool was washed, the natural ingredients used to dye the wool, and how the weaving process was done. Wonderful selection of weaved items, (table cloths and runners) in addition to alpaca and baby alpaca products (hats, scarves). This is a local weavers’ collective. This was our first stop in Peru and I wished I had bought more as the prices were much higher in the bigger cities, while the quality was less and no guarantee of its origin.
Written January 8, 2019
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EatTravelRepeat
New York City, NY291 contributions
Value of this stop depends on your schedule....
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you are limited on time and in the area, then this is fine.

If you are seeing other sites, then I would forego this one altogether. The Pisac market had all the same things but much more variety (like jewelry and dishes). Ollantaytambo offers the same products at much lower prices.

All in all, I would only recommend using your time here if you’re in the area and have limited time to go elsewhere.
Written August 12, 2018
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aqwn2be
Las Vegas, NV133 contributions
Souvenirs!!
Aug 2018 • Family
This is the place to buy your souvenirs. Scarves of all kinds and colors are here. The best day to go is Sunday. The scarves are of the same quality as in Cusco but don't be afraid to haggle. The women expect it, if you don't, you have been cheated cos they inflate the price expecting you to haggle. There are fruits, vegetables and other local crafts here as well. We got scarves, sweaters and some fruits here. We also saw how the local women prepare the wool and colors for the looming.
Written August 12, 2018
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ValleyFor
Phoenixville, PA462 contributions
Come to the market on Sunday
May 2018 • Solo
On Sundays you will find a market like you would in Pisac before it became too touristy. You will find high quality textiles like in Cusco, but for substantially less sole.
Written May 29, 2018
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Andrew B
Sunningdale, UK447 contributions
Watch how they make the clothes
May 2018 • Couples
On a trip to see the ancient Inca ruins we stopped off here to be warmly welcomed, sat down and shown how they make the clothes in Peru.

Old and traditional it is so interesting to see how they colour the clothing and the lady explains it all.

Be prepared though, this is all free under the guise of you buying some of the products outside. We did, a poncho and table throw and they were happy to negotiate.
Written May 23, 2018
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