As the gateway to the Inca Trail, Cuzco is one of the busiest tourist towns in South America. It’s full of fake markets that exist solely for tourists. But El Mercado is the real thing.
This place has all sorts of meat and vegetable stalls, as well as food stands where you can get a quick meal or a fresh juice. You can even find a limited selection of local crafts here at a much better price than in the tourist shops.