The local markets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas are classified in the following ways:
Craft markets and Local markets of supply products.
ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET OF PISAC
The craft market of Pisac is a traditional activity that has been going on for many years. This activity takes place in the main square of the same district where the artisans of the area and artisans from Andean communities exhibit and sell their handmade products to all the tourists.
A particularity of this handicraft market is the great variety of products from ceramic handicrafts, paintings related to the Cusco school, fur, woven alpaca wool and jewelry. Becoming a tourist destination that captivates by the colorful and the great variety of handicrafts that make unique the particularity of this craft market and that is visited by thousands of tourists.
PISAC FOOD MARKET
The food market is located 5 minutes walk from the central square of Pisac, is a place where you will find everything from fruits, organic vegetables that are grown by the local people, natural products of this sacred valley, if you want to have lunch with the local people of Pisac this market is an option to try different flavors at very low costs from typical dishes to traditional menus.
And if you want something to drink here you will find the traditional drink in Pisac and Cusco which is “chicha de jora” which is prepared from fermented corn the traditional drink of the Incas and even more by the local people, and if you want a sweeter drink you can choose the frutillada another drink based on strawberries that is sold in this food market of Pisac.
An important fact about the market in Pisac is the exchange of products (barter) with other products, a tradition that comes from the Incas and still persists today.
ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET OF OLLANTAYTAMBO
The craft market of Ollantaytambo is one of the handicraft markets also very well known and easy to access, because it is located at the entrance of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, likewise here are sold crafts of the villagers of the areas and also crafts of the high Andean communities that make their way into this market for the sale of their products.
This market is open from Monday to Sunday, if you want to take a souvenir of your trip do not hesitate to buy it here.
OLLANTAYTAMBO FOOD MARKET
The Ollantaytambo food market is a market where all kinds of products are sold, it is located 5 minutes from the Ollantaytambo square, in this market you can see natural herbs for medicinal use that people from the high Andean rea sell to people in the rea.
COYA AND LAMAY
ARTISAN CRAFT MARKETS
In both localities the craft markets are eventually carried out, with handicrafts made by the inhabitants of the area, they are small markets and sponsored by the municipalities of both districts.
The markets are held on Sundays with local products at very low prices and within the reach of everyone’s economy.
CALCA AND URUBAMBA
ARTISAN CRAFT MARKETS
The handicraft markets are located on the main roads of both places, where the artisans sell their handicrafts in their own shops or in small stalls.
CALCA The central market of Calca is one of the supply markets where all kinds of food from meat, fruit, bread, food, etc. are sold. At low costs.URUBAMBA. The modern market of Urubamba is the same as the market of Calca where you can find all kinds of food from meats, fruits, breads, meals, etc. At low costs.