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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

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Address: Reina Victoria and Juan Leon Mera on Jorge Washington road, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593 2 2254420
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Arts and crafts...

I can't count how many times I had visited this market during my many visits to Ecuador. It's situated on 18 de Septiembre St., between Juan Leon Mera St. and Reina Victoria St... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2013
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Czestochowa, Poland
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Czestochowa, Poland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I can't count how many times I had visited this market during my many visits to Ecuador. It's situated on 18 de Septiembre St., between Juan Leon Mera St. and Reina Victoria St., just block away from Hilton Colon hotel. My favorites are inexpensive cotton, alpaca and sheep wool cloths. Also, I buy carvings made from the tagua (vegetable ivory).... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place has many halls filled with local crafts vendors. You can bargain with them. Usually you can get a lower price than the first offered. Should definitely visit this place if you are living in this area. You will get better prices than more touristical places.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This artisan´s market displays an immense variety of handicrafts of every kind - sheer scarves, sturdy leather jackets, wool blankets; carvings, leather accessories, wall hangings, even foreign banknotes. Much of what is offered is the work of the vendor, no middleman, and the polite and friendly negotiating of price usually brings great value for the investment. Don´t leave La Mariscal... More 

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New Haven, CT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were on our last day in Quito and wanted to visit the market to find some locally made trinkets. The market is a one story building with many stalls attended mostly by women. Children run about. Be VERY wary of children beggars who will try to tear at your heartstrings by getting you to buy a pack of gum... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

I thought this was a great place to see and do some shopping. Although the items were repeated again and again it was great looking at all the treasures they had, some better than others, but what fun. A great place to get presents to bring home to friends and family from Ecuador at a good price. Just be sure... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Lots of stuff for sale in El Ejido Park and the 200 stall covered market close by, but counterfeit money ($5, $10, $20) is common - it is full color stuff, too. Either be happy that you just made a donation to a local merchant or look for the watermarks and request real money for change. Best to have exact... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I saw very little more at Otovalo that I did not see here, so if you're crunched for time, this place is perfect to pick up trinkets and gifts. Just don't expect hand crafted major artwork here: it's pretty much mass made (by hand) tourist stuff. But the prices are OK even in comparison to what you'd pay in Otovalo.

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Phoenix
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Wow, a grand collection of truely artesanal craftsmanship. Save making your purchases until you've walked through the whole place. Note the things you might want, and kindly inquire the base price from the vendor. There are many vendors selling the same thing, the farther in from the main entrance the better your negociating power is. After having established a range... More 

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arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We so enjoyed this craft market. It had tons of indigenous offerings from the textiles to jewelry and childrens toys. We were able to get gifts for our kids and family.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

you can get very cheap some of the gifts sold in Otavalo. However, things are cheap price like "El Ejido". The best place to buy things in quantity.

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