Mercado San Pedro, Cusco Peru

by wired2theworld on October 25, 2014

Mercado San Pedro-the central market in Cusco Peru on

If a town has a market, you know we’ll be there.

On the morning of our second day in Cusco we got up fairly early and headed out toward the Mercado San Pedro, Cusco’s central market, where any and all manner of foodstuffs are sold. This is my kind of market; not only can you find the raw product; eggs, vegetables, meats, fish, but there are plenty of stalls selling prepared foods to eat there or take away. We were so entranced by all the chicken soup stalls that we decided to come back later for lunch (which will be covered in a later post about dining in Cusco).

Warning: if you are the type who is squeamish about things like pictures of pig’s heads you might not want to scroll down too far. Or maybe go really, really fast past them….

If you find yourself in Cusco, and are ready for something other than stones and ruins, get yourself on over there, you won’t be disappointed. It’s only about a 5 or 6 block walk from the main square.

They say a photo is worth 1000 words so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves….

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1 Bonnie Worthen November 29, 2015 at 5:53 am

Your photos and comments are wonderful. Thank you. I was in Cusco for a week or so about 15 years ago and miss it terribly. Thinking of going back. I frankly just want to hang out in Cusco and drink in the ancient air.
But since my baby vicuna knitted socks have worn out, I do need a new pair. Do they still sell them?


2 wired2theworld November 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

I would assume you’d have no problem finding hand knitted socks there! 🙂


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