3 Best Places to Shop in Puno, The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca

La Casona Parodi

In this colonial building, a few small, high-end shops sell alpaca sweaters, jewelry, and handicrafts.

Mercado Artesanal

Model reed boats, small stone carvings, and alpaca-wool articles are among the local crafts sold near the Port at Puno's Mercado Artesanal. If you find you aren't dressed for Puno's chilly evenings, it's the place to buy inexpensive woolen goods but the cheaper they are, the more likely they are a blend with synthetics, though they will still keep you warm. Open 8–6. Make sure you know where your wallet or purse is while you're snapping a photo of the colorful market.

Mercado Central

If you're looking for some fresh produce, Andean cheeses, flowers, or bulk food, stroll through the Mercado Central. Keep a close guard on your belongings.

Jr. Tacna between Jr. F. Arbulu and Jr. Oquendo., Puno, Peru

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