Pisac Craft Market

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    Pisac Craft Market

    The town of Pisac is just an hour from the city of Cusco by car and on Sundays, they are the best to visit this beautiful town and its craft market where we can find everything from musical instruments to clothes made of Alpaca wool. , all these made by the people of the nearby towns that go down to Pisac wearing their typical costumes to be able to offer their best products.

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    The market today

    Today, the Pisac market is a sea of ​​wooden stalls placed randomly and close together. Most of it is located in the Main Square of Pisac, but it extends to the small streets around it. During the week the Pisac market is much smaller, and in most cases you could only find handicraft sellers; however, the market is much larger on Sundays; vendors take up every last inch available; On this day you will also find food stalls, organic fruits and vegetables grown in the valley; and even some stalls with strange concoctions, used since the time of the Incas.

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    products made with alpaca wool.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Pisac market also opens; but it does not compare to the atmosphere that is generated on Sundays. In the market you will find a wide variety of products made by artisans who, being Pisac an important stop for visitors to the Sacred Valley, has gone a little more towards the tourist sector; But this will not make your experience less colorful since the offers are very tempting so much that without realizing it you will be with a new look with products made with alpaca wool.

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    there are unique pieces that you can only find at this fair

    Some of the products are very repetitive; But there are also unique pieces that you can only find at this fair. Since in recent years the fair has become something more touristy, it is unlikely that the first price consulted is the cheapest, so you will have to consult one or two more stalls to avoid paying more. Haggling can seem very stressful: but in this way you can get the best prices and it is a way to have fun and get more into the local culture.

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    Typical Products of the Area

    We can also find typical products that make this market unique such as: the delicious chicha de Jora (which is obtained from the fermentation of corn) and the strawberry fruit (which is also obtained from fermented corn but some more fruits are added to it). process). This is also a market for the local people, who take advantage to do their shopping for the week.

    And you should not forget to visit the archaeological center of Pisac before returning to Cusco, this incredible place is located on the top of the mountain, you can take a bus that will drop you off a few steps from the main entrance. Remember that this place is included in your tourist ticket so take advantage of it.

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