When visiting a new place, it’s normal to feel lost and to not know where to find everything that might be needed during the trip. For example, in Peru, you can find everything from department stores, supermarkets, to fairs, and markets. You may not be familiar with this last one, but we’ ll tell you how it is.
Peru is one of the best places to get good quality products for a low price. There you can find everything from food, fruits, medicinal plants, to handicrafts and much more. That’s why TripPeru has prepared a list of the best 4 traditional markets in Peru that you should visit as you won’t regret it.
Market of Surquillo in Lima, a Great Spot to Taste Food and Drinks
The first stop that most of the tourists make is Lima, because the international airport is there. Sometimes, as the stay in the capital of Peru is very brief because there are plans for the following days, they miss visiting some attractive places of the City of the Kings.
However, if you want to try the best of Peruvian gastronomy at a low price, with the best attention, and a lot of color, the Surquillo Market is the right place to take advantage of your day in Lima. It is located near Miraflores, the favorite place for thousands of tourists to stay.
There you will find a wide variety of food stalls. You can also find ingredients you may never have seen. This market is very colorful, full of welcoming people and has the best prices. It is perfect for people looking for the best of Peruvian gastronomy and photographing the daily life, all in a single place.
Please note that it is open to the public in the following schedules:
- Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Saturdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Sundays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Belén Market, in Iquitos, a Really Exotic Place
Just to give you an idea, Peru’s Amazon is also known for its exotic places, animals, and even spots. This is one of the markets of Peru where you’ll find things you can’t even imagine existing on this planet. This is completely different from the most sophisticated places in Europe, where glamour and elegance stand out.
If you are a tourist who appreciates seeing the strangest things in the world, this is your place. In this market, you can find turtle meat, piranhas, huge fishes such as paiche (the largest fish in the Amazon), medicinal plants, many potions to treat diseases, and more other interesting things.
So, if you are planning a trip to the Peruvian Amazon, take some time to stop by this amazingly unique market. Please keep in mind the schedule to visit it:
- Monday to Saturday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- It is not open on Sundays.
Central Market of San Pedro in Cusco, the Most Traditional Spot for Tourists
Compared to the previous places, this market has a more Andean aspect, because it is located in Cusco. This space is very touristic; you can find bars, restaurants, and a variety of local food stalls. In addition, you can find a great variety of fruits, vegetables, natural plants, and many products made from the coca leaf, which is very traditional in the area.
You can also find stalls where you can shop Peruvian handicraft, as it is located in a central point for tourism. The best of all is that you can find everything at a low price. You can visit this Andean market from Monday to Sunday from morning until 5:00 pm.
Pisac Market in Cusco, the Perfect Place to Shop Peruvian Handicrafts
Cusco is one of the most visited cities in Peru, for its great tourist attraction, Machu Picchu. So, if you’re going to this place, you should take a tour through the Sacred Valley, and shop for the best of Peruvian handicrafts. The best thing is that you will find everything in one place, and in the meantime, you can take a walk to discover more of our country.
Many tourists love to buy local handicrafts, such as traditional chullos, costume jewelry, decorative objects, such as alpaca rugs, and more; all the best of Peru. You should consider the following schedules for your next visit:
- Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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