If you’re looking for a Saturday adventure in Cusco, consider making a visit to Baratillo, you can find just about anything you’re looking for, as long as you know where to look.
Are you looking for antique textiles? Used books? Hiking equipment? Used clothing? Musical instruments? Furniture for your house? Fresh traditional eats? Then make a visit to Baratillo, where you can find all of these things, and much more.
Details for those who want to visit the market
The Baratillo market is located near the San Pedro market on Prolognacion Pera street. If you ask a taxi driver to take you to “Baratillo,” they will all know the way.
It is also important to be aware that making a trip to this market is not a touristy thing to do.
Theft frequently occurs at the market, but if you take precautionary measures, there will not be a problem. My advice is to take only what you need to take with you, leaving valuables at home. Take only the money that you need, and keep it somewhere safe on your body away from the potential reach of pick-pockets. Also, hold your purses, and other valuables close to yourself away from peoples’ reach. Put your backpack on your chest, and not on your back.
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