Local Marketplace Mercado Central de San Pedro | Travel Cusco Peru

Local Marketplace Mercado Central de San Pedro | Travel Cusco Peru

After two days of shopping and exploring the city, we were struggling to find some local snacks and treats to bring home to our friends and family.  On our last day in Cusco before our hike, we were talking with Alain from ChocoMuseo, and he mentioned a marketplace where all the locals go.

At Mercado Central de San Pedro, there were a lot of vendors crowded under one roof all selling very similar items side by side.  Although it wasn’t great for buying local snacks to bring home, it was a great discovery and definitely where you would go to buy any fresh produce or meat.  If we had a kitchen where we were staying, we would have cooked ourselves some authentic peruvian meals.  My favorite part was the juice stands where I got some fresh squeezed mango pineapple juice!  If only it wasn’t our last day in Cusco, we would have been regulars at that fruit stand!

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

Mercado Central de San Pedro | Things to do in Cusco Peru | Peru Travel Photographer

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. this market is enough for your craving! you’ll experience that kind of local life..

  2. Cusco is definitely one of my fvearitos in peru. I spent almost a month traveling around and found this place to be the best of all worlds. Great shots of semana santa. I’m in guatemala right now which is the queen of semana santas. gotta organize my 800 photos and will start posting:)The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

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