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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
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Authentic local marked in the heart of Cusco. You will find everything you need here as well as many new things and produce you never heard of before. Great juices and meals are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Authentic local marked in the heart of Cusco. You will find everything you need here as well as many new things and produce you never heard of before. Great juices and meals are on offer!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. This is a really big market and wonderful to see all the fresh local produce for sale. Meat, dairy, fish, nuts, herb etc etc. Located about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas Square. There is an open dining area to eat. Also there's cheap vendors on the street outside. Make sure... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great visit, a part of our city tour with G adventures. It's full of all kinds of merchandise. There are fruit vendors along with juice. All types of spices and household goods can be found here. It's where the locals go to shop.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever produce and meat and flowers you want are here! Wonderful place to see the "real" people. The variety is stunning. You can see meat sold just like your parents or grandparents. For example, all parts of a pig are sold...except the squeal

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want a freshly squeezed juice from any fruit you can think of. We had the best fresh juices ever. It's a lovely market to see all the local fruits and vegetables, there are so many different types, it's amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit for shopping for souvenirs and for local food. Anything a street vendor wants to sell you in the tourist areas, you will get here with no hassle and half the price. Local food, this is the place. Sit down and enjoy a "Menu Completo" where the meal is prepared right in front of you, two courses, Sopa... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through this market and the surrounding shops was fascinating. Yes, there are lots of vendors of typical tourist stuff. But the locals shop here too, for food and fabrics, etc. And definitely do yourself a favor and get a jugo fresco; orange mango was delicious. But good luck picking a person to buy from, just looking down the juice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The market is full of colorful stores and has food stalls. We even saw a pig head. It might not look that fascinating from the front but it is very cool Inside. It is a bit crowded but a must do if you are into cultural things.

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

YOu can, if you are brave enough, actually have breakfast, lunch and dinner, just like locals do, at this market. I love the variety of products and also the variety of souvenirs to buy. I love the words intwo Quechua and SPanish, you never know and you may end up learnign some words just by readin them over and over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A crush of happy humanity. Juices, meats, veggies, grains, coffees, trinkets, a three-piece band playing, lunch-stands... I could go on. Not that it was the sort of place that sold things tourists want or would trust. But it may be the part of Cuzco we loved the most.

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