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Homero Ortega

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While at the bus station, we walked over to this hat factory. It is located just outside and across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
A pleasant experience, always.

I never tire of takin friends here. Its lovely to see the workers add the finishing touches to... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While at the bus station, we walked over to this hat factory. It is located just outside and across the street from the station. We had also visited the "Casa del Sombrero," another hat factory in the historic district near the river. Homero Ortega had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cymopterus
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I never tire of takin friends here. Its lovely to see the workers add the finishing touches to their amazing straw hats, AKA Panama Hats. We took a tour through the premises seeing pictures of the process. We ended up in their showroom/store where the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

My guide book recommended Hormero Ortega over the Barranco Panama Hat Factory, and I'm glad I followed the advice. It's a short taxi ride to the Homero Ortega headquarters, on a rather industrial street behind the bus terminal. Once inside, you can ask to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GareThere
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We came here to purchase a Panama Hat on a weekend. There were no people there making hats on the weekend, but you can look at the small mueseum that talks about the history of the Panama Hat. It would have been better to visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ono O
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour of the Panama hats factory,it’s interesting and such a informative place. The hats are wonderful of course so that a draw card. We learnt a lot from the beginning to the end of the hats with the history of it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It is the most traditional panama hat factory. Very large choices! It is interesting to learn how the hats are done! I went to a Ortega shopp, talk to Aurelio Ortega whom took me to his mother shopp. At the end, I did not pay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

best of the best...love the tour.Homero Ortega Panama Hat Museum added a bunch of photos into wikipedia...asked the staff and boss..no worries...cute gift shop..a must..and is on the bus tour

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aprender Inglés L
Reviewed August 9, 2018

User friendly. Good guides in several languages, nice historical display, great display of Panama hat making and finishing techniques, bus-friendly parking, great store for hats, and quality artisan items.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Loved visiting this hat museum and store, with many sizes and styles of woven Panama Hats. Located right on Calle Larga, in the central part of Old Town (El Centro), it is a must stop in Cuenca.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Came on a Saturday so the factory had no workers. They had free guided tours in English, Spanish and German. We opted to read the displays and walked through at our own pace. The shop was opened and had a large selection of hats of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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dennis s
April 18, 2017|
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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
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Response from Beenmostplaces | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open every day but closed for lunch.
Patricia H
May 10, 2015|
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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