The San Pedro Market is one of the most popular spots in Cusco not only for tourists but for locals as well since it actually is the central market of the Imperial City. For those looking for a glimpse at the traditional way of living in Cusco, this is the way to start! Besides, it is located a couple of blocks away from Plaza de Armas.
There are hundreds of stalls divided into several sections, where you can shop for fresh vegetables, warm clothing, souvenirs, food, flowers and much more. San Pedro is packed with a bit of everything with good and affordable prices, as well as top quality products.
The San Pedro Market was inaugurated in 1925 though the construction wasn’t fully finished until 25 years later. Gustave Eiffel, the same architect that designed the famous Eiffel tower, was the one in charge of the oldest structure within the local market.
No trip to the Imperial City is truly complete without first passing through the emblematic San Pedro Market in Cusco. This market is an authentic jewel and a reflection of the great culture and traditions that abound in the city. The San Pedro Market is a place where locals meet. The streets become noisy and crowded as they approach the San Pedro Market in Cusco. It is a place where you can find everything you can imagine. From unfamiliar smells to vibrant colors wherever you look. The characteristic noise of the place becomes noticeable as soon as you enter the place. As you wander through the busy corridors, your eyes cannot help but appreciate the different alpaca ponchos. And this is not to mention that you will have to dodge any of the various stalls that will seek to get your attention. Be sure to try some of the different natural juices. It is very likely that the different ladies who sell in the stalls try to call you in an affectionate way, but this is normal in Peru. Keep in mind that in the Andean country it is essential to know how to haggle. Especially inside the San Pedro Market in Cusco. So if you have the opportunity, be sure to ask if the products may be priced lower. Before exploring the different things to do around Cusco, make sure to enjoy a tour of this market.
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