We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Homero Ortega

Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-280-9000
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting free tour

This was a worthwhile tour to see how an old industry produces this unique product. The tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlanofLondon
,
Greater London, United Kingdom
The place for hats

The tour of the work shop is most interesting and done very well, you get to see each process in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
simply-peregrinating
,
Burnley, United Kingdom
Read all 288 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“panama hat” (59 reviews)
“final product” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
CONTACT
Website
+593 7-280-9000
Write a ReviewReviews (288)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"panama hat"
in 59 reviews
"making process"
in 5 reviews
"final product"
in 5 reviews
"manufacturing process"
in 3 reviews
"hat shop"
in 4 reviews
"hundred dollars"
in 2 reviews
"great free tour"
in 2 reviews
"learn how"
in 5 reviews
"whole process"
in 4 reviews
"straw hats"
in 3 reviews
"personalized service"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"sales room"
in 2 reviews
"men and women"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"available for purchase"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a worthwhile tour to see how an old industry produces this unique product. The tour, naturally, ends in the shop where the hats are available, but there is no pressure to buy (but we did anyway!)

2  Thank AlanofLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of the work shop is most interesting and done very well, you get to see each process in the making of Panama hats. The exhibits and photos are interesting too and there are tens of different styles of hats on display. You can...More

1  Thank simply-peregrinating
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nobody who has visited Ecuador would call the famous hats Panamá hats any more as they are actually a brand unique to Ecuador. These type of reeds ( straws) are grown only in Ecuador at a certain height. And the most famous hats are produced...More

Thank Nesligul D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This factory of hats amazes me each time I visit. The guided tour is free and interesting. The history of hat-making is well-covered in the tour as are the various stages of the process. Learn how the hats are dyed, pressed and have been bought...More

Thank Gary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 13, 2018

The Homero Ortega panama hat factory in Cuenca, Ecuador, gives a wonderful overview of the hat making process. The informative museum shows steps from reed to final product, and in the workshop one can watch the pressing process. It's a treat to see how lovingly...More

Thank dincaprincess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 11, 2018

I was truly surprised at how interesting and informative the free guided tour was of this well-known hat factory. Even more stunning is the retail shop where over 90 designs are available for purchase.

Thank Gary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We arrived with high hopes. They seemed unprepared to take us on a tour. We speak English and I can get along in Spanish. We wandered around by ourselves and then went to the showroom. They had to find someone to help us. None of...More

Thank Diane L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 4, 2018

After seeing the handwork that goes into these hats, I have a new appreciation for the price of these hats. Very interesting place to visit. Very nice gift shop at end of tour.

Thank Scout K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of coming here for a quick afternoon expedition. We walked through the museum as well as toured the facilities to see how the Panama Hat is made. Charming, informative and fantastic hats!

Thank drakave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I was a bit hesitant to visit this place with my family ( party of 7, including 3 kids of 10, 13 and 14 years). But to our surprise, it turned out to be one of everyone´s favourite. It starts with a bit of HIstory....More

Thank marklaseve
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 62 hotels in Cuenca
Hotel Italia
28 reviews
.36 miles away
Casa de las Rosas
121 reviews
.40 miles away
Hotel Espana
18 reviews
.41 miles away
Sanacion Integral's Eco-Hotel and Spa at Cerro la Vieja
1 review
.43 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Guajibamba
108 reviews
.73 miles away
Tacanijo
58 reviews
.73 miles away
Sole Mio
39 reviews
.69 miles away
Monte Bianco
39 reviews
.63 miles away
Nearby Attractions
El Carmen de la Asuncion Church
65 reviews
.85 miles away
Iglesia de San Blas
50 reviews
.66 miles away
El Puente Roto
30 reviews
.57 miles away
Galeria Versailles
5 reviews
.73 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
dennis s
April 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Gaby M | Property representative |
Thanks for write us. Yes, we can make a hat for you. You can visit our web page (I can not add the adress here, but you can look for us on google) or join us on Facebook Empresa Homero Ortega, and look for models. We will be... More
0
Votes
Google Translation
Roy b
June 26, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Beenmostplaces | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open every day but closed for lunch.
1
Vote
Patricia H
May 10, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from SoloseniorMT | Reviewed this property |
We went around 9:30 AM they either gave us a special tour or we hit it perfectly. Be sure to buy a hat if you even think you want one or want to give one. In the states they are $75 at least and there they are 25-35, they... More
0
Votes