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Mercado Central de San Pedro

Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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“local market” (37 reviews)
“fresh juice” (17 reviews)
“food stalls” (17 reviews)
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Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday

The outside of the market appeared a bit uncomfortable. A guy voided right outside in front of people. Some pan handlers and homeless people were around. However, many polices were around in the area; this made me feel safe. Inside the Mercado, it is perfectly...More

Thank michaelwong2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit to embrace daily life in Cusco. Everything you could want to buy and more. Also a great place to sample local cuisine at very cheap prices. Go to the busy ones with high turnover.

Thank Drew M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This market is a delightful experience because of the people who sell their merchandise and the people who buy the merchandise! I learned a lot about Peruvian potatoes, pecans, salt, spices, and I could go on and on but you want to know if you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge market with a vast array of stalls selling all sorts of items - from touristy hats and scarves to fruits, vegetables, meats and chocolate. The best part is at the back of the market where you can get great value local food sitting elbow...More

Thank maxowenthomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market has a huge range of food products on offer from fruits, nuts, vegetables and spices to meats and fish. The smells are mostly pleasant and certainly more stomachable than some of the more.. interesting.. markets I have visited. Worth exploring just to have...More

Thank neomayemer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Endless rows of stalls selling a wide variety of produce from nuts to quinoa to fruit and pigs/cows’ heads. You can see the different coloured corn, potatoes and quinoa. Also freshly squeezed fruit juices and stalls serving local food. Outside the covered markets are found...More

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The market is great, there is so much to see and your senses are sent into a spin at times with the sights, sounds and smells. It is quite a busy place but if you're up for a bargain then you'll come away happy.

1  Thank jabitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk from the main square to this market. We got there just after and it seemed too late as many shops were starting to close, but not those 2-3 rows of fruit juice ladies. It's quite entertaining to walk in and got...More

Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This market is only a few blocks from the main square and it’s awesome! Fresh and cheap fruit and produce. Souvenirs much cheaper than down the road, I bought a great hat for 15 sol, I thought she said 50! I loved wandering thru, the...More

1  Thank dizzyjen
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit, to see the juice stalls competing for business is worth the visit alone. This is where the locals do their produce shipping and is a good spot to get some pre trek snacks, dried fruit and nuts and the...More

Thank Turkish49
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10 April 2017|
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Response from VeronicaLeeLysaght | Reviewed this property |
The local currency is Peruvian soles. You should change many in the central Plaza de Armas. The airports tend to overcharge!
Richard A
2 August 2015|
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Response from Dee83202 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do! They not only sell the live cactus, they also sell a powdered San Pedro. There were several vendors who sold it. :)