Mercado Modelo

    The Mercado Modelo is a lively outdoor market with hundreds and hundreds of small booths selling everything from cacoa beans, leather, spices, grains, nuts, meat, fish, furniture, to shaman and witchcraft supplies. This place is the epitome of sensory overload with the sounds, unfamiliar languages, smells from incense and flowers and the meat and fish being butchered in open air only inches from the paths that make up the maze that you will navigate in this market. If one is looking for a current day cultural experience that contrasts with the remote historic ruins and pyramids speckled throughout Peru, then there can be no better place to acheive that goal than the Mercado Modelo in Chiclayo.