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Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco, Peru
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US$ 81.00*
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
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US$ 131.00*
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Exclusive Private Peruvian Market Tour and Cooking Class
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Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors

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Busy but fun

Nice to stroll around for souvenirs, have a feuit cocktail and have good, cheap food. Its all a little chaotic but a fun experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to stroll around for souvenirs, have a feuit cocktail and have good, cheap food. Its all a little chaotic but a fun experience.

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Thank Edwin B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Medro market buzzes with local Cuzquenas buying groceries and eating from food stalls with wooden benches. We had eaten a few hours before so just purchased some fruit and snacks for the Inca Trail trek. Prices are never posted and some vendors inflate them for foreigners. Make sure to ask around before you purchase. I bought a Quinoa... More 

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Thank Leighsa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is packed with all sorts of food and Peru souvenirs. I'd avoid the meat section if you're squeamish as there are pig heads for sail (for soup) as well as frogs (to get it up apparently...i didn't but any i swear). Also fruits, juices, incense and other stuff that a traveller probably doesn't need.

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Thank Daniel C
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This market is for those who want to experience the day-to-day, living Peruvian culture. It's off the beaten tourist path, but very close to the historic centre (look on maps for San Pedro Square.) Huge covered market with MANY stalls of textiles & clothing. THE LARGEST food court I've seen serving mostly locals only (lunch counters/stools.) No one speaks English,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

- A very nice place to buy gifts, authentic stuff, food, spices, all local stuff. - Bargain the prices with them. - Local cheap ready meals. - A must visit :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a very impressive market. They sell everything you can think of here. We came here twice, with and without a tour guide. Seeing it with a tour guide was great, he showed us where to get the better products, how we can bring stuff home, and why things are sold as such. The produce was beautiful, better than... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I love visiting the market for a unique food and shopping experience! There are sections for local Peruvian dishes, fresh fruit juices, produce, and souvenirs. The market is bursting with color and life! I highly recommend coming here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Love this market as you can find anything you want. The fresh fruit stalls are fantastic as are the very unique fruit juice stalls that can make a custom juice that can cure or help you with your health concerns. This is a great place to get gifts for friends and family back home so take time to look around... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit. Where all the locals eat. Lots of local goods (mostly the same stuff) more of a food market seeking retry much everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great local market in the town center. Features the usual tourist items but also the local food stands, fruits, meats and grains. Definitely a must see while in Cusco

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