Peruvian Markets: Pisac, Where Your Artistic Appetite Will Be Filled

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The many shades of Peru’s rich culture my artistic appetite completely satisfied. One of my favorite thing to do is visiting the local markets to get a sense of the culture from the inside out. Visually the markets tell a story about each community and the Pisac market is no exception. Similar to the market we visited in the mountain town of Huaraz, the Pisac market is also filled with crafts and interesting foods.

Pisac is situated in the sacred valley. The market itself attracts  has many tourists each week, providing a perfect opportunity for the valley’s crafts people to share it’s creative wares. The market has a duel purpose, providing souvenirs for  tourists and  functioning as a local market for the residents of Pisac.

The best day to visit Pisac market is on a Sunday where the market is packed and all the vendors bring their goods. Not to worry if you miss the market on Sunday as there are smaller markets on Tuesdays and Thursdays which are still as busy.


The market offers handicrafts for tourists and since it is a market it provides a wide range of fruit vegetables and food. If you are visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley, please make time for this special market. Do yourself a favor, don’t give yourself a lime limit and get lost in the creativity, smells and colors of this magical place.  Enjoy all that Pisac market has to offer, I know we did.



Lainie Liberti
Lainie Liberti is a recovering branding expert, who’s career once focused on creating campaigns for green - eco business, non-profits and conscious business. Dazzling clients with her high-energy designs for over 18 years, Lainie lent her artistic talents to businesses that matter.  But that was then.

In 2008, after the economy took a turn, Lainie decided to be the change (instead of a victim) and began the process of “lifestyle redesign,” a joint decision between both her and her 11-year-old son, Miro. They sold or gave away all of of their possessions in 2009 and began a life of travel, service, and exploration. Lainie and her son Miro began their open-ended adventure backpacking through Central and South America. They are slow traveling around the globe allowing inspiration to be their compass. The pair is most interested in exploring different cultures, contributing by serving, and connecting with humanity as ‘global citizens.’

Today Lainie considers herself a digital nomad who is living a location independent life. She and her son write and podcast their experiences from the road at Raising Miro on the Road of Life.
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One Response to Peruvian Markets: Pisac, Where Your Artistic Appetite Will Be Filled

  1. Reid June 22, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Looks like so much fun. When I went through Pisac I didn’t have time to stop and explore. I guess I’ll have to make it back someday.

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