Cusco is one of the largest and busiest cities in Peru, and is visited by thousands of people each year. The city is home to an abundance of famous markets that you will not want to miss. Below, we have listed some of our favorites.
Baratillo Market, also known as ‘the smugglers market’, is a large and bustling market held every Saturday. This market is one that locals frequent, and therefore it is not as touristy as some of the other large markets. Here you can find clothing, food, antiques, and many more items, and feel free to bargain with the vendors.
Baratillo Market, Prolongación Pera Street, Cusco, Peru
Centro Artesanal is a popular market for visitors to Cusco. The market is located on the corner of Avenida del Sol and Tullumayo. This is a great place to find souvenirs for friends and family back home. You can find clothing, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, and many more handicrafts throughout the market.
Centro Artesanal, El Sol, Cusco, Peru +51 984 577 282
For chocolate lovers a stop at ChocoMuseo is a real treat. At ChocoMuseo they take the finest quality cacao beans in Peru and use them to make their own chocolate. Visitors can see the whole chocolate making process or even participate in a chocolate making workshop. Be sure to try their famous homemade chocolates.
ChocoMuseo, Calle Garcilaso 210, Cusco, Peru +51 84 244765
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996. The organization aims to preserve the traditional Peruvian techniques of weaving and textiles, as well as supporting local communities. Today, the organization works with nine different communities. The organization runs both a museum, in which you can learn about the history of weaving, and a store, which sells quality textiles.
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, Av El Sol 603, Cusco 084, Peru +51 84 228117
A trip to Cusco is not complete without a trip to the San Pedro Market. This market is as authentic as Peru comes, and locals shop at this market every day in order to stock up on produce and groceries. The market is located indoors and includes many different food stalls and vendors. Be sure to try their fresh fruit smoothies, which are the perfect refreshing treat on a hot day.
San Pedro Market, Plazoleta San Pedro, Cusco, Peru