Shopping in Cuzco

  • Shopping 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 complexity. Products for sale are high end.

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    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 edges are typical clothes, spells, incense and other random products to keep you entertained for hours.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Jerusalén

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

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    Taller Mendivil

    A cramped but interesting artisan shop bursting with religious figures and ornate mirrors.

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    Himalaya

    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 are tents, stoves, hiking poles, sleeping bags and pads for rent, with a deposit (S70) required.

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    Mercado de Huanchac

    Huanchac is the local destination of choice for breakfast the morning after, specializing in the two hangover staples – jolting acid ceviche and greasy chicharrón (deep-fried pork).

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    Taller and Museo Mérida

    Taller and Museo Mérida offers striking earthenware statues that straddle the border between craft and art.

  • Shopping in Cuzco

    Taller Mendivil

    One of several outlets of a well-known artisan shop selling souvenirs, religious figures and ornate mirrors.

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    Centro Artesenal Cuzco

    Mass-produced tourist tat from textiles to teapots are sold at the vast Centro Artesenal Cuzco.

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    Taller Olave

    Taller Olave sells reproductions of colonial sculptures and pre-colonial ceramics.