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"The Pisac Indian Market" Peru Things to Do Tip by traveldave

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The famous Pisac Indian market is held in the Plaza de Armas every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Local Quechua Indians bring in pottery and woven cloth to sell, as well as all kinds of locally grown produce, including fruit, vegetables, hundreds of different types of potatoes, and strange ears of corn with marble-sized kernels. Many people trade produce for such essentials as sugar, salt, flour, rice, noodles, tools, and medicine. The crops sold at the Pisac market are mainly bought by the locals and not by tourists. However, there are many souvenir shops around Pisac's square that cater mostly to tourists. They sell everything from T-shirts to postcards to locally produced arts and crafts. Most of the souvenir shops are found on Calle Bolognesi on the west side of the Plaza de Armas.

Directions: The Pisac Indian market is located in the Plaza de Armas, in the center of town.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2012
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