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Mercado de Pisac

Beautiful Flowers In the Pisac Farmer's Market
One of the best day trips from Cuzco, Peru, is a visit to the Sunday farmer's market held in nearby Pisac. Local farmers and merchants from all over the region gather at the market to sell and trade their goods, ranging from fresh-picked produce to handmade textiles and dyes to creamy cheeses.

The easiest way to get to Pisac, if you don't have a rental car of your own, is to hire a taxi in Cuzco for an affordable $15 each way. Even more affordable - an amazingly-low $2 local bus trip to Pisac. The road to Pisac winds through the Andes and offers amazing views of the bucolic Urubamba Valley below. Make sure to stop along the way for a birdseye view of the region's fertile farmlands surrounded by the towering Andes mountains.

I loved the beautiful hats and shawls the women at the market wore. This hat in particular, with its cheerful purple flowers, caught my eye. The Pisac Sunday farmer's market is a perfect feast for the senses and not to be missed on any trip to Cuzco.
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