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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
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Cambridge, Canada
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Tokai, Japan
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144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I sat in the plaza for an extended time while a friend shopped in the market. Nothing to look at but people passing by -- who are, varied and interesting. I was warned three times by policemen that the plaza was dangerous. One came back for a second warning, and even tried to do it in English on this second... More 

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Wildomar, California
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is also known as Rotary Plaza, or Plaza Rotary. On Sunday, the site hosts a large mercado that includes shops along nearby streets. It can take an hour to walk by all the shops, and even more time if you decide to explore the merchandise. This mercado is great for foods, kitchen utensils, and household furniture. The tourist type... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the busier plazas in Cuenca. While there are lots of little pockets of artisan "squares" around the city, this one has a genuine local feel. You can still pick up souvenirs, but there are a lot of locals buying things here as well. Located not far from Mercado 9 de Octubre, this is a vibrant part... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 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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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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