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Top Markets in Cusco

Top Markets in Cusco

Cusco is not only rich in historic and cultural monuments but also one of the best places to find beautiful handmade textiles and crafts. Comb the traditional markets to find everything from alpaca sweaters and rugs to ceramics and wooden utensils. Here are some recommendations for where to go.

 

San Blas Market (Mercado San Blas)

With Incan walls and steep cobbled streets lined with artisan shops, galleries, and cafes, San Blas is one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in Cusco. Each Saturday in the plaza facing the Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)—known for its magnificent baroque gold-leaf altar—an open-air market showcases contemporary and traditional textiles, art, handicrafts, jewelry, and clothing while a lively band of musicians conjures a festive atmosphere.

 

Traditional Textile Center (Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco)

Seeing their ancient techniques and traditions disappearing, a group of Andean weavers established this nonprofit in 1996 to ensure their survival and success. Supporting 10 local weaving communities, the center encourages elders to pass down their family secrets to younger generations. Fair trade prices mirror the higher quality of the goods (rugs, bags, socks, ponchos, and the like), and profits go to individual artisans who are weaving alongside their wares as you shop.

 

San Pedro Market (Mercado Central de San Pedro)

This bustling indoor market near the train station is a riot of color and aroma. Stalls overflow with sacks filled to their brims with fruit, coca leaves, pork rinds, and potatoes, while others sell cheese, meat, freshly baked breads and pastries, and freshly squeezed juices. Take the time to sit at one of the counters for a hot lunch spooned on your plate from big piping-hot pots and served with a cold Cusquena beer or Inca Kola.

 

Pisac Indian Market (Mercado de Pisac)

One of the region’s most famous markets is an hour’s drive from Cusco in the scenic mountain town of Pisac. The market is held every day, but nothing compares to Sundays, when indigenous communities descend from the highlands to set up shop in the main square, selling produce, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, ponchos, rugs, hats and gloves, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca and llama clothing, and a host of lovely souvenir gifts.

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Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

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Immerse yourself in the grand colonial majesty of Cusco on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. Wander winding Incan streets to discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santo Domingo and the colossal Cusco Cathedral. Gain insight into the fascinating history of the city with an interesting and informative guide as you explore one of Peru’s most treasured places on foot.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

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Discover the architectural majesty of Cusco and sample Peru’s tantalizing national drink during a night walking tour of the city. Marvel at Cusco’s charming colonial buildings and impressive historical monuments; absorb the bohemian ambience of San Blas Square; and immerse yourself in the convivial vibrancy of a local bar to sample the legendary drink of Pisco. Select your favorite Pisco flavor then combine it with fruity juices and tangy mixers to create your perfect cocktail. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Half-Day Tour: Cusco Cathedral, Coricancha & Awanakancha Textile Center

Private Half-Day Tour: Cusco Cathedral, Coricancha & Awanakancha Textile Center

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Get a firsthand look at how Peruvian textiles are made with a visit to the Awana Kancha textile center on this half-day tour from Cusco. Begin with a tour of Cusco's top attractions with a guide, including stops at the Temple of the Sun and the impressive Cathedral in the city's main Square. Then learn how the furs of llamas and guanacos are transformed into stunning handcrafted works at the Awana Kancha textile center. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your Cusco hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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