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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Description: This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local...
This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local crafts unique to Cuenca.
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Nice place to sit and relax

Enjoyed to buskers in the evening and sitting and enjoying the atmosphere. Small square but very active and the social hub of the downtown - interesting people watching, reminds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lynne1217
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Cambridge, Canada
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Cambridge, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Enjoyed to buskers in the evening and sitting and enjoying the atmosphere. Small square but very active and the social hub of the downtown - interesting people watching, reminds me of european piazza's.

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at sea
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132 reviews 132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A large fruit and veggie market. A large poultry and meat market. A fish market. Handicraft market a block away. Clothing market, central to just about everything. Noisy, bustling, involved kinda reminds me of the sukhumvit night market in Bangkok. Enough to keep ou busy here for several hours.Good fun.

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Budapest, Hungary
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128 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I think the reviews here can be misleading since there are multiple things being reviewed in one area. When looking at the photos for this, the large white building is the food mercado. There you can find hundreds of fruits and vegetables. This is where we shop exclusively when in Cuenca. Upstairs, you need to try the pork. You will... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Worst place to visit, would never go back. If we won a free visit to this town, we would decline. The river is more like a stream and all the restaurants are enclosed, nothing with a view of the stream, the only decent part of the town. Not one restaurant on the river had a view or outside seating. Gorgeous... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Barren and nothing but concrete. Nearby farmers market was crowded and nothing new. Noisy traffic, no shade or artwork and uncomfortable benches had me leaving the area after five minutes.

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We really loved this zoo. As others have noted, be ready to climb. We were there to witness lunch for the lions, which was fun to watch.

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Santiago, Chile
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The mercado is very good, huge and clean ; the atmosphere is pleasant, even though some vendedores really want you as a customer (if you're a gringo, everything will cost 1$, not less). We bought a lot of vegetables and fruits there, and it was excellent. When you are not familiar with exotic fruits, you can also try a lot... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Cutest place for pottery, woven baskets and bags, simple woodwork furniture and utensils. Really cute kiosks. Everything is already well-priced but easy to negotiate.

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Livermore, California
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60 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Maybe visiting near Xmas is ill advised? Same stuff in each stall but great people watching that reflects Ecuador's diversity. There are other artisan shops nearby with similar & more varied selection.

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145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This is great place to pick up local items to take back with you. You have a great advantage if you speak the language. Everything is negotiable.

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