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.
This is a great, typical Latin America market with a bit of everything. As residents we often return here to buy various household items for the kitchen. They have lots of souvenir items at great prices (be sure to "haggle").
Great place to shop for your local traditional arts and crafts! This is also located next to the 9 de Octubre mercado (market). I was glad we visited and did some last minute shopping!
This market serves both tourists and locals alike. You can't help but like the many examples of textiles and woolen blankets, sweaters, and ponchos offered by the many merchants. And if you are a local looking to buy a pair of knock off shoes or some kitchen supplies, you will surely find vendors hocking their wares. Bargain hard for the... More
Plaza Civica is a little out of the "Gringo Zone". The square itself is quite nice, but the area around is more interesting. From the middle of the square cross the street and go between two buildings (there was a Banos sign when we were there) and you will find the Artisan Market. Here you can get some real bargains... More
Lots of great streets and night life. Better then the old city of Quito. People are out shopping and enjoying life. It felt safe, there are a lot of American's living in this city. So you'll notice the shops are more fancy and same with the coffee shops. Great Architecture we took tons of photos. Its good to have a... More
There were some hinges there I wish I had bought, kind of rough wrought-iron. Anyhow, take a look, its maybe 6-7 blocks from where we stayed, so why not?
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