Cusco’s Central Market

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by Mr Roaming 4 Comments

One of the things I enjoy the most when traveling is to observe the locals and learn their culture, while experiencing a little of their ordinary routine. In Cusco, Peru, a must visit is the “Mercado Central.”  This singular destination can tell you so much about the Andean culture. Cusco’s Central Market, located west of the “Plaza de Armas” near the San Pedro Train Station, is a vibrant spot that can keep you entertained for hours. Here you can have a first-hand look at how locals live their day-to-day, outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist zones. Plus you will learn about regional cuisine, taste the fresh delicacies (if you’re daring enough), and see the fruits, vegetables and meats that make up the main staples of traditional meals.  Further, you can also find household goods and a huge variety of spices, handcrafts of Peruvian produce and flora, as well as absorb the styles and textures of the local fashion.

Cusco’s famous Central Market is an absolute buzz of activity as local shoppers come from all over the city to conduct business. Even though most of the things for sale are fresh produce and household goods, the scene is arguably the most colorful in town.

To learn more about the enchanting city of Cusco click  here

4 Responses

  1. Ivan says:

    Cusco is for me one of the most unique cities I’ve ever been.
    In one word: magical. To see the literal mixnof the indigenous and spanish is quite impressive. And of course the food was amazing- and I guess part of that by having a market with so many options and fresh products. We should plan a trip!

  2. Claudia says:

    I love Cusco. Such a beautiful and historic town.

  3. M.N. says:

    And the central market looks so authentically beautiful. I bet one can find treasure there – which is what I am always in the market for . . . I’m so excited.

  4. kevin says:

    More beautiful pictures of this place.

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