Located in the quiet and picturesque landscape of the Sacred Valley, Pisac has a very interesting artisan market.
The Pisac market is an event with varied daily characteristics, but Sunday becomes a fascinating experience. The numerous stalls in the square and along the surrounding streets exhibit different types of products, such as scarves and alpaca or ceramic products and jewelry. Pisac is well known for the beautiful jewels worked in silver and precious stones that are traditional and classic Andean style. The prices are very attractive and you will be tempted to buy more than expected.
The locals come to the market to buy fresh produce, but you will also find local delicacies such as empanadas and wheat with salted cheese (corn with cheese). The variety of food available will allow you to enjoy many snacks while walking between the stalls admiring local crafts.
Buying in this market will give tourists the opportunity to buy souvenirs directly from the Quechua community, which will be good travel memories or special gifts for family and friends. It should be remembered that the prices requested from the Pisac market are certainly not fixed and, therefore, you will have the opportunity to haggle. As difficult as it may seem initially, it becomes fun for both those who sell and for those who buy, and will allow you to save some money.
Starting from Cusco, the Pisac market is a pleasant daily excursion and can be easily combined with a visit to the archeological ruins of the city if you wish to deepen your experience. The schedule of the craft market in Pisac is 9 a.m. at 5 p.m. and represents a destination that should not be missed for anyone who goes to Peru and wants an authentic and colorful shopping experience.