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Mercado Central (Central Market): Tours & Tickets

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6 Sep 2019
“Not for the typical traveler ”
11 May 2019
“For the bold and the brave - part 1”
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

This market is large and very interesting. The perfect view into the real Lima and definitely not a tourist destination. If you are adventurous and want to see the city’s commerce in action, hold onto your valuables and buckle in for a look under the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

It is a place where locals buy produce and proteins. We loved to see the exotic fruits and different cuts of meat. We arrived before the outside stores were open, before the heat and the crowds, and just in time for the first batch of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CarolineRebicki
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This is a great market which attracts many people and nice to purchase things and people-watching is fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I like the place and it has a lot of products you don´t see easily in a normal market or supermarket. You have to get used to the smell and I found that markets in Arabia or Asia smell a lot better than in Lima....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Holger W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is the biggest and cleanest market in Miraflores, in the past not so clean but now a place to visit and to eat cheap!!! Compared with other places you get twice as much for half the price and it still is good!! I never...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank airerik
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Going to this place makes me appreciate AMERICAN stores-- (REFRIGERATION!!!!) at least this place had CONCRETE floors (Nic- city of Grenada- DIRT floor!!!). Meat at room temp not even on ice!!! Fish- some were in ice. Very small stalls/stores- Would not buy ANY of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We like Peruvian food and expect we see a lot of interesting Vegetables, fruits, spices, sauce, meat , etc. Not sure if it’s because we went there alike 5pm already, some shops are closed and we can still see that it’s a huge markets ....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LBBL_Linda
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It is very likely that whatever one needs to cook a Peruvian dish may be found here. The stalls are well organized and you can easily find the sections for meats, poultry, seafood, fruits & vegetables. There are also plenty of food stalls that offer...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Camila120428
Reviewed 4 February 2018

By Latin American standards this market is average and touristy. Coming from Mexico where there are much larger and more local markets this was a disappointment.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I had such a nice experience in the central market, the place is packed with a vast ammount of things from pork heads to exotic fruits. Its a fest for the eyes. I bought giant walnuts there and had a traditional chuicken soup that comes...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RobsonM63
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