"Sunday Morning Market in Pujili" Pujilí by calcaf38

Pujilí Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 27 photos

You can easily find out, on the web, which day of the week every town in the Andes had its big market. I was able to catch a very authentic market in Pujili on my way from Machachi to Patate.

Pujili is a little off the Panamericana Highway, but it is easy to get to.

Although the Pujili market is not a tourist destination, for me it was the perfect opportunity to observe and admire the local traditions. I have written a few tips if you are interested, and gathered some lose photos into a travelogue.

The elevation of Pujili is 2,900m = 9,514ft

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unspoiled market town where best to observe Andean society
  • Cons:Can be hot, very bright to the eyes, and a bit dusty
  • In a nutshell:A slice of life
  • Last visit to Pujilí: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    To visit the Sunday market in Pujili sounds nice, and it looks very colourful!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    excellent adventure

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    The weather in Pujili looks great - and the markets look like they could be fun too! I had to laugh at your Farmacia tip and also the comparison to bygone days in France was interesting.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2008 at 8:41 AM

    Fascinating look at an authentic Andean destination.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Great local colour! I loved the market photos and even more so the llama on the bus ;)

  • Apr 14, 2008 at 7:11 AM

    I love Latin-America!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2007 at 2:44 PM

    Nice photos and tips on this very authentic market. Interesting to read about the old-fashioned service in the pharmacy, "like in France in 1965".

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2007 at 2:29 PM

    oh, now I see: you are fond of South-America :-) Nice tips!


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