Arts & Crafts in Cuzco

Center for Traditional Textiles of Cuzco

This nonprofit organization, founded in 1996, promotes the survival of traditional weaving. You may be able to catch a shop-floor demonstration illustrating different weaving techniques in all their finger-twisting …
Arts & Crafts in Ollantaytambo


A nonprofit boutique selling gorgeous locally woven sweaters, hats and gloves made with organic dyes, as well as handmade leather handbags and wallets. Products are high quality and design-conscious, they're wonderf…
Market in Cuzco

Mercado San Pedro

Cuzco’s central market is a must-see. Pig heads for caldo (soup), frogs (to enhance sexual performance), vats of fruit juice, roast lechón (suckling pig) and tamales are just a few of the foods on offer. Around the …
Ceramics in Urubamba

Seminario Cerámicas

The internationally known local potter Pablo Seminario creates original work with a pre-conquest influence. His workshop – actually a small factory – is open to the public and offers a well-organized tour through th…
Coffee in Cuzco

Cafe Ricchary

This tiny coffee seller near the San Pedro Market sells great local organic roasts, ground and whole bean, for very reasonable prices. You can also get a hot cup but there's only two stools to sit at.
Arts & Crafts in Ollantaytambo


Selling handmade jewelry, alpaca and woolen goods and indigenous weavings, this Finnish-owned design-savvy shop sells more interesting items than the usual street fare.
Arts & Crafts in Cuzco

Inkakunaq Ruwaynin

This weaving cooperative with quality goods is run by 12 mountain communities from Cuzco and Apurimac; it’s at the far end of the inner courtyard.
Books in Cuzco


Cuzco’s most extensive public book exchange, plus used guidebooks, new titles and music for sale.
Arts & Crafts in Cuzco

Taller Mendivil

A cramped but interesting artisan shop bursting with religious figures and ornate mirrors.
Sports & Outdoors in Cuzco


Crammed with new gear and rentals, this gear shop is a handy stop for all your trekking needs, including repellent, equipment and some clothing. There's tents, stoves, hiking poles, sleeping bags and pads for rent, …