Monday, October 20, 2014

The Baratillo

El Baratillo

If you are looking for a place where you will find many locals and those looking for a bargain, El Baratillo is the place.

This is the equivalent of the North American Flea Markets.  It is huge and happens every Saturday in Cuzco, Peru, in the Santiago barrio.  As you look down the path of all of the blue tents, there are many side streets that takes on the same look to add to this rather large meeting place.  Here you will find anything from used clothes, toys, books, tools, antiques, handmade items, and many food vendors. This is an easy walk from San Pedro Market.

Also in this area, there are many narrow streets of stores selling used clothes, sewing and knitting machines, furniture, and much much more.  Yes I was addicted for sure, especially when I was able to find jeans and pj's for my granddaughter for little of nothing.
Be careful when I are navigating through all of these stalls, as there are many who will snatch your bag and pick your pockets. So you will see many people hugging their backpacks in the front instead of on their backs.  So do not put your money or passports in your packs, have that on your person with some in your pocket for easy access.  Use your backpack for the things you purchase.  Enjoy this open market and most of all enjoy all of the typical foods.

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