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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

360 Reviews
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The Best of Ecuador & Galapagos 12 Days / 11 Nights

Discover the Avenue of the Volcanoes at the Ecuadorian Andes very well known for its striking volcanic peaks and rugged Andean scenery. Some of Ecuador’s most visited sites lie in this area, including the view Cotopaxi volcano, the Quilotoa Lake a huge crater lake, the lively little holiday town of Baños and of course, Ecuador’s highest peak, Chimborazo. Keeping going to the south visit the famous Devil´s nose train that follows a zigzag path carved into the rock to continue to Cuenca with its cozy old town with colonial plazas, squares and much more. The land tour end in the Guayaquil city based at the pacific coast in order to departure to the Enchanted Islands of Galapagos that will captivate to every traveler with its unique flora and fauna.
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pfefmeister wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California2,033 contributions576 helpful votes
It’s a fun place to visit for cheap souvenirs, but it sure seems like the same merchandise in every stall. How much is really made in Ecuador vs China is debatable. Still, wander through and stock up on inexpensive stuff for family and friends.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Barbara O wrote a review Feb 2020
Okemos, Michigan74 contributions21 helpful votes
MANY small stalls offering products of Ecuador. Gestures worked fine for communicating, and bargaining is easy given that Ecuador uses US currency. Beautiful alpaca scarves, blankets. Much redundancy, but also unique crafts-people; I think I arranged for a custom leather wallet to be ready when I return in a couple of weeks!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Cavydad wrote a review Feb 2020
Camarillo, California2,213 contributions661 helpful votes
All the things you don’t really need! Fun to shop, inexpensive gifts, trinkets, and whatnots! Never accept the first price, it’s a game for the merchants. Just don’t be mercenary in bargaining, this is how the merchants make a living. If you really don’t want it say thank you and walk on by.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Katie B wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions1 helpful vote
It's a tourist market for tourists, so don't expect anything else! We really enjoyed pottering around getting a few bits and pieces, trying chocolate and coffee etc. If you want a bargain, be prepared to haggle as the starting prices aren't cheap, but a nice spot nonetheless, and policed so feels safe.
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Date of experience: January 2020
IrinaR wrote a review Jan 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
this was our main stop for souvenirs on the way back from Galapagos. we stayed in the new city on purpose to go the market on the morning of our departure day. Riot of color/texture. All prices negotiable. Cash only. Very inexpensive for visitors from US or western Europe. Same items at the airport will be more than twice the price. Can get anything from chocolate and alcohol to alpaca wool blankets/striped local pants, fuzzy lama toys, jewelry. We did not have time to visit Otavalo, so this was the next best thing. Also, if headed to Galapagos, need to be careful regarding weight limit on the way in, so its a good idea to save this for the last stop on the way home. Do not miss!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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