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Mercado Central de San Pedro Tours

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There is a certain irony that one of the best sites in Cusco really isn’t a site at all. Rather, the Mercado Central de San Pedro (San Pedro Market) is simply the place in the center of Cusco where most of the locals go for their groceries.

The difference, however, is that grocery shopping in Cusco is a little bit different than shopping at the local market back back home. At the Mercado Central de San Pedro, all of the items are on vibrant display and are fascinatingly set right out in the open. You can wander the stalls past towers of fruit and be greeted by a pig’s head on the very next corner. You can shop for a dozen varieties of potatoes and then watch someone purchase a bag of fried guinea pigs. It’s an authentic look at everyday culture which lies outside the circuit of regular sights.

There is also a food court that serves local dishes at a fraction of the cost of most local restaurants. While some of the food might be safer than others (the quinoa and vegetables being a safer bet than meat that is served with visible hair), dining at the market is a unique experience where you can share in the flavors of Cusco with the locals. 

In addition to shopping for produce and meat, there are also sections devoted to selling crafts such as textiles and Andean art. Haggling over prices is readily expected, although be sure to keep an eye on your wallet and valuables since pickpockets have been known to troll through the aisles.

All in all, however, the Mercado Central de San Pedro is one of the best stops in Cusco for experiencing everyday Andean life.
Address: Plaza de San Francisco, Cusco, Peru
Hours: Daily until 5pm
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History of Cusco + San Pedro Market

History of Cusco + San Pedro Market

You will know first the history of Cusco from the time they founded it until the invasion of the Spanish, we will know, and we will talk a lot about its streets, squares, old and finally we will visit the traditional market of Cusco (San Pedro) where we will find a variety of products of the region del Cuso quillabamba valley such as coffee, cocoa, fresh fruits, typical foods, super large breads, handicrafts, cheeses, will be a unique experience where we will explain to you the detail of each product .. !!!
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  • 3 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

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Explore a local market in Cusco, then take a workshop on Peruvian cuisine during this 4-hour culinary experience. Learn about the functions of traditional Andean kitchens and local specialties from a professional Peruvian chef. Tastings, meal, and drinks included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Peruvian Cooking Classes + Market Tour

Peruvian Cooking Classes + Market Tour

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We Cook Peru has the best-rated cooking classes in Cusco, we offer a unique and professional culinary experience. Unlike other cooking classes in town, we have a professional kitchen and plenty of space for you to cook and enjoy your food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

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Immerse yourself in the grand colonial majesty of Cusco on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. Wander winding Incan streets to discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santo Domingo and the colossal Cusco Cathedral. Gain insight into the fascinating history of the city with an interesting and informative guide as you explore one of Peru’s most treasured places on foot.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$49.60
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market

Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market

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Explore the principal highlights of Cusco, covering both its modern-day and ancient-Inca traditions, during this private walking tour. Visit the one-time location of the Incas' Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha), known today for the Convent of Santo Domingo that occupies the site. Continue with a visit to Cusco’s Inca Museum, to learn about the rise of this amazing civilization, and stop by the city’s San Pedro Market for a glimpse of daily life for city residents.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

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Tick off more Cusco attractions in less time on a private, half-day city tour, designed with history buffs in mind. With a private guide, you’ll visit ancient Inca archeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay; explore the Historic Center of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and admire landmarks such as Cusco La Catedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$112.42
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Peruvian Cooking Classes

Peruvian Cooking Classes

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We Cook Peru has the best-rated cooking classes in Cusco, we offer a unique and professional culinary experience. Unlike other cooking classes in town, we have a professional kitchen and plenty of space for you to cook and enjoy your food.
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  • 2 hours
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$42.67
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Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

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Discover Cusco’s UNESCO-listed center and remarkably preserved Inca ruins on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the archeological sites of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay; admire Cusco landmarks including Plaza de Armas, Coricancha temple, and Cusco Cathedral; and browse the stalls at San Pedro market.
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  • 8 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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On this day tour you'll visit key Incan highlights to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro local market, then head out of town to explore two major Inca sites: Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by amazing landscapes before returning to Cusco by foot, learning about the history and culture along the way.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour in Granada

Private Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour in Granada

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Discover one of the best culinary experiences of the city, with authentic flavors in recipes that were perfected by the experience and research by our kitchen team. Enjoy the guidance and teaching of an authentic local chef and learn about techniques, secrets, stories and mysteries that surround Peruvian cuisine in an environment designed exclusively to take it to the roots of Peruvian cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$41.00
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$41.00

Spanish lessons in Cusco Peru, funny and useful !!!

Spanish lessons in Cusco Peru, funny and useful !!!

SPANISH CLASSES IN THE MARKET, FUN AND USEFUL FOR YOUR TRIP IN LATIN AMERICA, YOU WILL LEARN VOCABULARY AND LOCAL EXPRESSIONS AND YOU WILL PRACTICE WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE AND TO GET INVOLVED IN CULTURE, YOU WILL TRY EXOTIC FRUITS AND / OR A DELICIOUS FRUIT JUICE .
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  • 2 hours
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$16.00
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Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days

Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days

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Explore the best of Cusco and the Sacred Valley on this comprehensive 4-day tour. Visit key archeological landmarks such as Saqsaywaman, Qorikancha, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo and learn about the history of the ancient Incas. Visit the famous citadel of Machu Picchu in the early morning and explore the ancient ruins with a tour and on your own before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 4 days
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$703.00
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$703.00
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Private Walking Tour: Cusco City Sightseeing and San Pedro Market

Private Walking Tour: Cusco City Sightseeing and San Pedro Market

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Discover the wealth of history and fascinating modern-day culture of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, during this 4-hour walking tour with a private guide. Get off the tour bus and out into the streets of this amazing Inca city, following your guide on foot through the city’s main square and past its imposing cathedral. You’ll also check out the impressive ruins of the Incas’ Qorikancha temple and do some shopping for produce and handicrafts at San Pedro Market. This private walking tour also covers all site entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Cusco City Sightseeing including San Pedro Market and Archaeological Sites

Private Tour: Cusco City Sightseeing including San Pedro Market and Archaeological Sites

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Experience the top highlights in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, covering its colonial architecture, archaeological sites and local markets, during this 4.5-hour private tour. Get a personalized introduction to Inca culture at iconic sites like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha (The Temple of the Sun). Then get a sense for the massive building projects of the Spaniards at the Cusco Cathedral, before finishing with some shopping for potatoes, fruits and handicrafts at San Pedro Market. Your private Cusco trip includes a private guide and vehicle plus all entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$111.80
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Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors

Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors

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Taste your way through Cusco on a culinary tour of the city’s street food and markets. Travel by public transport along with a guide to the San Jeronimo market, a chicheria (seller of fermented corn drink), and a traditional restaurant, learning about the food and Peruvian culture as you go. Additional stops include a textile organization and medicinal plant center.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Half day tour to the: Inca Museum, Koricancha (Sun Temple) and San Pedro Market

Half day tour to the: Inca Museum, Koricancha (Sun Temple) and San Pedro Market

Dating back to the days of the Incas and the Spanish conquest, Cusco ranks among the most historically significant cities in Peru—but exploring without a guide means missing out on its hidden secrets. On this tour, visit the Inca Museum, Koricancha (the Sun Temple) and San Pedro Market with your guide. With entry fees plus round-trip travel from your Cusco accommodation included, gain insight into a civilization lost in time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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Private Tour: Cusco Like a local

Private Tour: Cusco Like a local

Start your tour at the local market of Cusco. In the market, you will find the best variety of vegetables, loaves of bread and fruit. Following you will visit the Colonial Cathedral in Cusco, there you will be able to see over 400 paintings from Cusquena School. After visiting the Colonial Cathedral, you'll visit Qoricancha, a religious center of Cusco. Then you will walk uphill to the artisan quarter of San Blas. • Visit the local market of San Pedro • Get to know the artisan neighborhood of San Blas • Visit the most important Inca temple in Cusco: Qoricancha • Visit the main Plaza and the Cathedral
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  • 4 hours
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$64.00
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Gastronomix: Taste and Drink Private Tour of Cusco

Gastronomix: Taste and Drink Private Tour of Cusco

Cusco boasts a thriving culinary scene, but knowing the best places to find the freshest produce takes local knowledge. On this food-lover’s tour, explore Cusco through the city’s food offerings and discover the flavors Peruvians love. Visit up to seven different eateries, cafes, and restaurants, and find out what makes Peruvian cuisine special. Along the way, learn of the role food plays in Peruvian culture and society.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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$169.24
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Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha

Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha

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Although now one of the largest contemporary cities in Peru, Cusco's history as the former seat of the Inca Empire is on display throughout the modern metropolis. See some of Cusco's most stunning attractions, including the Temple of Qoricancha and the Sacsayhuaman, on this guided tour of the city center, which includes informative commentary about the city's history as well as its present-day culture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Peruvian Cooking Lessons

Peruvian Cooking Lessons

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Consideramos nuestra experiencia especial porque damos a conocer los alimentos e insumos propios de nuestra región andina, conociendo desde el productor/ vendedor hasta las diferentes aplicaciones que se les da a estos alimentos y enseñando el valor cultural y social que estos productos poseen. Los chefs encargados son profesionales formados en escuelas de cocina reconocidas y han trabajado en diferentes partes del mundo, y actualmente se esmeran para dar una experiencia única, que exceda expectativas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Cusco with a Local

Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Cusco with a Local

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First time in Cusco? Wondering where to go and what to see in this colorful city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Cusco with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Cusco and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Wander around the famous Plaza de Armas built on an important Inca meeting-spot, the must-see QoriKancha temple remains, and the impressive ‘Stone of 12 Angles’. Wander through colonial streets and get a taste of local life at San Pedro Market. Ready for a unique private journey through past and present?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.10
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$16.10
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Peruvian Food Classes and Visit Local Market || All Included || Private Tour

Peruvian Food Classes and Visit Local Market || All Included || Private Tour

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Peru is known for having one of the most exquisite and varied cuisines in the world. In Cusco, the chefs were successful in incorporating a wide variety of our local sow products into their wide variety of dishes with new smells and flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Koricancha Temple and San Pedro Market

Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Koricancha Temple and San Pedro Market

Set out on foot to explore Cusco’s historic architecture, key landmarks, and market; visiting the Inca capital alongside a guide helps unlock the rich stories behind each site. With an itinerary that includes the Inca Museum, the Cusco Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun of the Incas, and the Mercado Central de San Pedro, you’ll cover key sites while soaking up the Andean city’s unique atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Guided Waking City Tour in Cusco

Guided Waking City Tour in Cusco

Cuzco is the Historic Capital of Peru, one of the most important cities for tourism and its wonderful tourist attractions located in the city. Enjoy during the tour of the view of the Peruvian Andes and the capital of the Inca Empire. admire the archaeological sites and the Spanish Inca and colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the ancient city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, in the Baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and the traditional market of San Pedro, the famous neighborhood of San San Blas, very artistic. Observe the culture and our people with their everyday practices. If possible, enjoy Cusqueña cuisine during our walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.50
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city cusco tour

city cusco tour

Cusco, or Qosqo in Quechua, was the capital of the Inca Empire, called Tawantinsuyo. Cusco, with its special beauty and charm is considered the archeological capital of South America and a cultural legacy of humanity. This tour takes you to the majestic Qoricancha, the most important example of the change from Incan architecture to Spanish colonial architecture. You will also visit the four most important archeological sites in the hills above Cusco. These sites are essential in understanding the importance of Cusco during the Incan Empire PLACES YOU VISIT IN OUR CUSCO CITY TOUR Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun Sacsayhuaman, the most impressive archeological site near Cusco Qenqo, an immense promontory where the Inca carved right into the bedrock Pukapukara, the Red Fortress with cryptic historical use Tambomachay, the most important site for water rituals WHAT IS INCLUDED? Pick up at your hotel Professional guide speaks fluent English & Spanish Private transportation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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What are Mercado Central de San Pedro hours of operation?
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Mercado Central de San Pedro hours of operation: Daily until 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Mercado Central de San Pedro tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mercado Central de San Pedro can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 58 Mercado Central de San Pedro tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Mercado Central de San Pedro 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mercado Central de San Pedro costs USD 75.00. Guided Mercado Central de San Pedro tours start around USD 75.00 per person. See all 58 Mercado Central de San Pedro tickets and tours on Viator.
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