Shopping

Market in Huancayo

Mercado Mayorista

The colorful produce market spills out from the covered Mercado Mayorista, east along the railway tracks. In the meat section you can buy Andean delicacies such as frogs, guinea pigs and chickens, while an incredibl…
Arts & Crafts in Huancayo

Feria Dominical

This craft market occupies numerous blocks along Huancavelica to the northwest of Piura, offering weavings, textiles, embroidered items, ceramics and wood carvings. Mates burilados (carved gourds) and many other ite…
Arts & Crafts in Leimebamba

AMAL

Located on the plaza, AMAL is a women’s artisan cooperative selling top-grade handicrafts and local weavings. Better than the shop, however, is heading up to their small workshop about a five-minute walk along the r…
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 …
in Peru

Servicio Aerofotográfico Nacional

The Servicio Aerofotográfico Nacional, at Las Palmeras Air Force base in Surco, sells aerial photographs. Don’t wear shorts when you go there, take a passport and expect a two-week waiting period for prints. Some ae…
Market in Catacaos

Arts Market

Catacaos' arts market is the best in northern Peru. Sprawling for several blocks near the Plaza de Armas, here you will find excellent weavings, gold and silver filigree jewelry, wood carvings, ceramics (including l…
Craft Market in Arequipa

Fundo El Fierro

The city’s primary craft market occupies a beautiful colonial sillar courtyard next to the San Francisco church. Garments, paintings, handmade crafts and jewelry predominate, but you can also procure rare alpaca car…
Arts & Crafts in Puno

Feria

This craft market sells the llama toys, rugs, alpaca sweaters, masks from Puno's 'La Virgen de Candelaria' festival and other handicrafts you'll see elsewhere in town and on the islands, but at prices more open to h…
in Arequipa

Michell

More than just a source for fine alpaca wool goods and raw thread, this complex functions as a tourist center for an international wool export company. It includes a well-presented commercial boutique, a museum deta…
Arts & Crafts in Piura

Centro Artesanal Norte

This artisan center is actually a tiny mall of about a dozen different craft shops featuring regional specialties from baskets to weavings to Chulucanas pottery. With fair and negotiable prices, it’s a great stop if…