For those who like crafts, Cusco will be irresistible.
Many people think that Peru is not a country to buy, but
anyone who likes decorative items and works of art will
not be able to return to Brazil without new purchases in
the suitcase. It doesn't even take much effort for the
purchases to reach you; just a few steps down the street
to see shops with their badaluques and vendors offering
hats with the name of the city.
The colorful fabrics,
the clothes made of wool and the pictures with the
typical Andean women are the main things you will see
selling in the markets around the city and in the Sacred
Valley. It is tourism that supports a large part of the
residents of this region; so people are selling things
The Pisac Market is excellent in terms of price, but
in many places you can find good deals. The sellers even
accept reais when making the sale, it is important to
bargain a little to not pay too much on the products. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage dresses.
San Blas is the best neighborhood to visit ateliers
and find works by local artists; those who prefer
variety in a single place can visit the Centro Artesanal
Cusco Craft Center
The Centro Artesanal de Cusco is a place that brings
together a little bit of everything that tourists are
looking for. There you will find fabrics, shoes, bags,
jewelry, paintings and ceramics, among other things.
It is normal to negotiate the price with the sellers,
as many of them report a high first value when observing
that they are tourists.
The Pisac market is a great opportunity to buy the
desired souvenirs. There are many options of handmade
fabrics, bags, shirts, silver objects, dolls, purses,
whatever... there is everything! People will put the
price of products up there when they realize that you
are a tourist; so, haggle without fear! Wrap around the
portunhol and make a good offer, and your gift is
guaranteed! Be sure to go there if you like shopping, as
it is the best option for those looking to find variety
in one place.
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days when the
market is open.