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Alpaca Knitwear

Alpaca Knitwear

While in Peru you'll find a handful of stores and vendors devoted to selling one of the country's best treasures, the alpaca fleece. However, its quality and authenticity may vary dramatically depending on where you shop, so don't be fooled by knock-offs and be willing to spend a few extra soles when acquiring genuine garments. Here are a few stores specialized in selling high-quality wool clothing items: Sol Alpaca Centro Comercial Larcomar Sun - Thu: 10h - 22h, Fri - Sat: 10h - 23h +51 1 651 74 51 All Alpaca Avenida Jose Larco 1005, Miraflores Mon - Sat: 10h30 - 20h, Sun: 11h - 19h +51 1 242 80 51 Kuna Avenida Jose Larco 671, Miraflores Daily: 10h30 - 20h +51 1 447 16 23
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El Cacaotal

El Cacaotal

For the largest selection of Peruvian chocolates, pay a visit to El Cacaotal, the place where chocolate lovers have no trouble satisfying their sweet tooth cravings. More than just a chocolate wonderland, this shop aims to provide a true immersion into the world of this sweet delight. Here, you learn not only about the roots of each chocolate bar and the manufacturing process but also about the artisans behind them. Great place to stock up on treats for the friends back home.
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Mercado de Brujas

Mercado de Brujas

Tucked away in the Gamarra Market – and actually unknown to some locals – is a peculiar area guaranteed to give you a bizarre, yet curious shopping experience. The Mercado de Brujas or Witches' Market specializes in traditional folk remedies as well as ritual items. It doesn't matter what kind of illness may be afflicting you, you're most likely to find an indigenous medicine to cure it. And as for the ingredients, expect something out of a Disney's witch potion. Frog juice, snake fat, monkey skulls, and dried llama fetus are just some of the main products here.
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