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Mercado San Camilo - Shopping Arequipa - Peru

Think of a local version of a huge shopping mall, and you have Mercado San Camilo. This isn’t your ordinary city market. Yes, there is the meat section (and upstairs, the department with live birds), the aisle of women selling cheeses and yoghurts and the food court. Several rows of vendors polish their peaches and stack colorful mounds of fruits and potatoes. On the eastern side of this building that occupies an entire city block, stalls bulge with wool sweaters and other garments, artisan crafts and other souvenirs. In the labyrinth below, beauty parlors can do your hair up and tarot readers foretell your future.

Calle San Camilo, between Perú and Nicolás de Piérola
Arequipa, Peru

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Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Open Hours from:Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5:45 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.

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