“A great place to buy Ecuadorian trinkets large and small, just hold on to your wallets and handbags”
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 or candy outside. They will turn on the alligator tears, but resist. Also, hold on to your handbags tightly--make sure they are zipped up. Wallets belong in front pockets.
The market has probably 100 stalls, most of them very similar, but some are very unique. A lot of ponchos, table linens, tee shirts, scarves and woven items, jewelry and Ecuador tourist memorabilia. You can also find some very unique hand made items here, though.
You can also bargain a bit here. For example, I bought 3 very scarves for $10 each. Buying multiples helps. Some bargaining is ok, but the sellers will not "give" the stuff away.
Worth the trip!
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