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Cusco and the Sacred Valley Sights

Pisac Market

Updated 11/30/2012

Fodor's Review

The market is held every day, but is even larger on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, when the ever-present ceramics, jewelry, and textiles on the central plaza share the stage with fruits, vegetables, and grains, spilling over onto the side streets. Sellers set up shop about 9 am on market days and start packing up at about 5 pm. The market is not so different from many others you'll see around Peru, only larger. Go on Sunday if your schedule permits; you'll have a chance to take in the 11 am Quechua Mass at the Iglesia San Pedro Apóstolo and watch the elaborate costumed procession led by the mayor, who carries his varayoc, a ceremonial staff, out of the church afterward.

Sight Information

Address:

Plaza de Armas, Pisac, Peru

Sight Details:

  • Daily 9–5

Updated 11/30/2012

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Mar 31, 2009

Simply not to be missed

Likely the best native market experience I've had in my extensive travels through Latin America. It's an amazing conglomeration of goods marketed exclusively to tourists, along with the locals doing their daily shopping for food and other necessities. Great bargains on unique merchandise!

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