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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 1 week ago

During our 5 days in Cusco, we stopped in to this market daily. We purchased souvenirs, hand made items, tees, textiles and food. It is intense as each stall has similar items but you really need to work your way through slowly. We roamed around...More

Thank Travelpapi153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are curious about an authentic impression of Cusco go for the Mercado Central de San Pedro. It's just a short walk from the southern city centre, alternatively an Uber ride or taxi gets you there for about 4-5PEN. At the market you get...More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we entered the San Pedro Market all our senses came in to play. We could not but help notice the array of colours that quickly met us opening our eyes! The smell of raw meats and fresh spices invaded our nostrils. The aroma of...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get a taste of Peru and its amazing variety of food, I highly recommend the market! Saw a lot of things that I never imagine existed!

Thank julamparelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This market is amazing. I highly recommend eating the fresh and local food. The first time we went, we had just eaten lunch by Plaza de Armas and were full. But we went back the next day and ate wonderful food at a third of...More

Thank Travelstuff_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for two days in a row and it was awesome. Surrounded by locals you can eat for a really cheap price (4-6 sols).

Thank Aron M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The market is definitely worth going! It's super cheap and locals as well as travelers come here to shop and eat. Coming here you can get an actual look at Peruvian daily life. My wife and I came here and both ate delicious meals (big...More

Thank Colby K
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

If you like eating at local markets then this place is great. We had several meals here. Near the front there are several rows of ladies selling smoothies with an amazing variety of fruit. We drank there twice and it was excellent. Towards the back...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see how Peruvians really live, visit the San Pedro Public Market. It's only three blocks from the tourist center of Plaza de Armas, but it's a million miles away culturally. Watch how the locals shop, eat, barter and live. What a...More

Thank TVDad
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

San Pedro market reminds me of the old Bullring market in Birmingham back in the 80's. It stinks of cheese (there's a whole section of cheese stalls) and is very urban to say the least. If you have a weak constitution avoid but if you...More

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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. :)