The market of San Pedro, Cuzco’s central market for the colonial core has become an important tourist destination. Every day you can find tour groups there. It is one of the oldest markets in the city and there you can see its traditions, customs, gastronomy, and its deeply rooted way of living, It is a cultural gem of the city.
Visiting different cultural aspects of Cuzco, what in Spanish is called “turismo vivencial”, is becoming ever more important and, in that frame, the San Pedro Market takes on great importance. Tourists find the experience of visiting it enchanting. They like to learn about our culture and our customs, as well as telling of their own. Besides this sharing, the tourists can stop and enjoy one of our natural fruit juices or try some local cuisine.
When you visit the market, you see a blended culture. People from all over the world go there and you can see them wandering around the different sections of the market, buying, eating, drinking, and taking lots of photographs. The merchants greet them with warmth and with their enchanting respect.
In what follows we share with you some photos of a visit to San Pedro.