Cusco Shopping

Shopping in Cusco


Cusco relies on tourism as it's main source of income so, as you would expect, there are plenty of local arts and handicraft shops to help you spend your money. The main shopping area can be found around the Plaza de Armas and Plaza Regocijo. A walk from the Plaza de Armas and up Calle Triunfo (to the right of the Cathedral), along Calle Hutun Rumiyoc, up Cuesta San Blas to the Plazoleta San Blas will take you past some of the best craft shops. San Blas is the centre of Cusco's bohemian arts and crafts district which is a must for every visitor and shouldn't be missed. Here you will find workshops selling locally produced handicrafts, ceramics and paintings which have been run by the same families for decades. For a large selection of handicrafts from all over Peru visit the huge indoor Centro Artesanal Cusco on the corner of Avenida El Sol & Avenida Tullumayo (open 8am - 10pm)



Traditional Textiles & Weaving


The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

Avenida El Sol 603, Cusco open 7am-8pm Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm Sun.

Not-for-profit organization promoting quality locally-made textiles run by Nilda Callanaupa, a weaver from Chinchero. High quality textiles produced by local weaving cooperatives using local designs and natural fibres. Local weavers give daily demonstrations. Educational displays. Highly recommended.


Casa Ecologica

Portal de Carnes 236, interior 2, Plaza de Armas, Cusco. open 9am-9.30pm Mon-Sat, 5-9pm Sun.

Shop sells traditional textiles, organic cosmetics & food products.


Agua y Tierra

Calle Garcilaso 210, Cusco. open 9am-1pm 3-9pm Mon-Sat,

Textiles and handicrafts from the Amazon communities.



Alpaca Products



Portal de Panes 127, Plaza de Armas, Cusco & Plaza Regocijo 202, Cusco. Many stores throughout Peru including both Cusco & Lima airports, open 9am-10pm daily

Fashionable high-quality alpaca scarves,jumpers, coats & hats. Some of the stores sell vicuña scarves  - one of the finest and most expensive wools in the world.


Sol Alpaca

Several stores throughout Cusco & Peru. Plazoleta Nazarenas 167, Cusco. Calle San Juan de Dios 214 nr Plaza Regocijo, Cusco. Calle Santa Catalina Ancha 337, Cusco open 9am-9pm Mon-Sat.

Expensive up-market llama and alpaca products including sweaters, ponchos, scarves. High quality authentic products. Some stores also sell Vicuña items. Excellent website with interesting information about the Alpaca & Vicuña well worth a visit.


Casa de la Llama

Calle Palacio 121, Cusco open 9am-10pm daily.


Werner & Ana

Plaza San Francisco 295A open 9.30am-9pm Mon-Sat.


Andean Shop

Santa Teresa 321, Cusco open 9am-9pm

Top quality baby alpaca scarves and accessories






Portal de Carnes 244, Plaza de Armas, Cusco open 9am-9pm Mon-Sat, 5-9pm Sun. Showcasing the work of World-acclaimed ceramicist Pablo Seminario. Pablo has a workshop in Urubamba which can also also be visited. See website for details.






Portal Carrizos 258, Plaza de Armas, Cusco




Contemporary Art & Handicrafts



Calle Hatun Rumiyoc 495, Cusco open 10am-9pm Mon-Sat. Landscapes & people by Argentine painter Federico Coscio


Pedazo de Arte

Calle Plateros 334B open 9am-9.30pm daily. Local & contemporary art & handicrafts owned by Japanese artist Miki Suzuki



Outdoor Gear



Portal Espinar 144, Cusco. open 9.30am-9pm Mon-Sun. Also shops in Arequipa & Lima (web in Spanish)

Everything you would expect from an outdoor clothing and equipment store, rain jackets, fleece, trousers, shots, tshirts, trekking boots, backpacks, tents, climbing equipment etc


The North Face

Plazoleta Espinar 188, Cusco. open 9am-9pm daily

Good camping and outdoor equipment, find the original versions here, plenty of markets selling counterfeit North Face clothing throughout Peru.



Book Shops


Genesis Bookstore

Santa Catalina Ancha 307 (on the corner), Cusco. Good selection of guidebooks, history books and coffee table books etc.


The North Face

Plazoleta Espinar 188, Cusco. open 9am-9pm daily




Religious Paintings






Indoor Markets


San Pedro Market

San Pedro, Cusco