Central & South America

Central & South America Attractions

Otavalo Marketplace

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in a valley at the foot of a volcano, Otavalo is a highland community of indigenous locals famed for their weaving skills and colorful textiles. The local people (Otavaleños) who ...  Read more

San Jose Central Market (Mercado Central)

4 star rating: Recommended 35 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The lively San Jose Central Market was founded in 1880. For free entertainment and a real taste of the local atmosphere, there’s no better place in the city! The market has more than 200 stalls, ...  Read more

Mercado Central de San Pedro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There is a certain irony that one of the best sites in Cusco really isn’t a site at all. Rather, the Mercado Central de San Pedro (San Pedro Market) is simply the place in the center of Cusco where ...  Read more

Pisac Indian Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Sacred Valley town of Pisac was once a lofty Inca citadel. These days, it attracts shoppers rather than warriors, with its popular Sunday-morning handicrafts market. After touring Pisac’s Inca ...  Read more

Mercado Modelo

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mercado Modelo is a lively place stocked full of arts, crafts and touristy trinkets. Located across the street from the restored art deco elevador lacerda (elevator) in a replica of the city’s ...  Read more

Awana Kancha

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The textile mill at Awana Kancha is an entertaining and culturally-rich stop on the journey between Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Set 30 minutes outside of the Cusco city center, this popular artisan ...  Read more

Chincheros Indian Market

The colorful Sunday market at Chinchero attracts stallholders and browsers from near and far. This traditional Andean town is known as ‘the birthplace of the rainbow’, and it has the full complement ...  Read more

Mercado Municipal

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Situated in a vast but lovely neoclassical structure and first opened in 1933, the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo — known colloquially as the Mercadão — houses hundreds of stalls selling ...  Read more

Port Market (Mercado del Puerto)

Viewing this building, you’ll be confused about what exactly you’re looking at. Originally built as a train station in another location, the facade ended up in Montevideo as a market, instead. ...  Read more

Puerto Iguazu Arts and Crafts Market

There's not a lot to do in the quiet town of Puerto Iguazu, which is just a fraction of the size of Foz de Iguacu in Brazil or Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. Why not relax and do some souvenir shopping ...  Read more

Witch Market (Mercado de Brujos)

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Shamans. Potions. Witchcraft. Elixir. None of these are words that many travelers equate with the coastline of northern Peru. Traditional healing, however, is a central part to the different subsets ...  Read more

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