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Centro Artesanal Cusco

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Address: Last block of Avenida El Sol and Av Tullumayo, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 243074

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Good Food and Local Stuff

Had lunch two days at this location good food clean environment and plenty choices to choose local stuff or good place to pass two hours shopping . No one hassling you to buy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
patchpenny
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It was a fun place to go for inexpensive gifts. It is all the same things you see all over town but the variety was nice. Please don't believe them that everything is handmade and baby alpaca. We were told they open at 7 am but we went around 9 and several weren't open yet.

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Thank ArrivingSoon
Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I found this market easily. Visiting on a Sunday it was quieter and the sellers more eager for a sale. I were very happy with the prices we paid and the quality of the items we bought. I ate in the food area and the food was delicious and the service very good. I used the bathroom which cost 1... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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1,350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

More of the same stuff that you see everywhere. Mostly touristy souvenirs and alpaca and wool everything. Just lots more of it.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Disclaimer: I didn't go to San Pedro market but I really liked what I saw here in Centro Artesanal. You'll see it at the end of Avenida del Sol, after walking about 4 blocks. And it's near local restaurants too (like Gustos y Sabores in Ave. Tullumayu or restos specializing in Chifa). They have the cheapest prices and their stock... More 

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Thank Ruby D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

we visited this collection of stores looking for little gifts to take home. We got an assortment for nice little coca leaf earrings to sets of sacred cows to keep our friends house safe. We saw the same kind of textiles that we saw in many tourist spots, machine made mostly.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have no idea why San Pedro market is so popular when this better market is so close in distance. It's much quieter here and the deals you can get are significantly greater than ANYTHING you can get at San Pedro. I'd highly recommend trying this place out. Worst case scenario, you have a nice 15 minute walk from San... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch two days at this location good food clean environment and plenty choices to choose local stuff or good place to pass two hours shopping . No one hassling you to buy something washroom area clean. Some of the shop keepers speak English but you will get along with them good by pointing and how much "SOLS" .

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were so glad we found this place. Packed with all Peruvian goodies as great prices. We bought traditional, handmade tablecloth, hat, bracelets, toy llamas and earrings. All the Peruvian ladies are working so hard and all have their children with them. So beautiful to see!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Cusco was our last stop in Peru so we saved the majority of our shopping for this market which came recommended by others we had met on a tour of Colca Canyon. It can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many small stalls, all absolutely packed with vibrantly coloured Peruvian crafts and souvenirs. You can easily forget what... More 

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Thank Perthling
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is probably the best place to get gifts, souvenirs, clothes, etc. Beware, the alpaca products probably are not alpaca but synthetic fibers, a lot of "handmade" items can be found in duplicates. You can still get great prices on nice clothing, potteries (the potteries are awesome, I wish they were easier to transport), jewelry, blankets, stuffed animals, dolls, other... More 

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