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Homero Ortega

Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010106, Ecuador
+593 7-280-9000
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Very interesting and enjoyable

Went as part of the North Route tour bus. Great museum & functioning workshop. Complimentary... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2017
nanonancy100
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Beausejour, Canada
The "sombrero" factory

This is a great place to visit an learn about the history and culture of the straw hat known as... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
J.t. N
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“panama hat” (53 reviews)
“factory tour” (7 reviews)
“hat making” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010106, Ecuador
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

Went as part of the North Route tour bus. Great museum & functioning workshop. Complimentary traditional drink on arrival, very interesting to see displays and workers performing their tasks. Encouraged to try on hats & have photos taken. Exceptionally astute marketing! Enjoyable experience.

Thank nanonancy100
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is a great place to visit an learn about the history and culture of the straw hat known as "Panamá Hat", also, to buy hats of high quality at good prices, with great selections for men and women.

Thank J.t. N
Reviewed December 15, 2016

It was interesting to see how the hats are made, see them all stacked, coloured and shaped. Unfortunately there was a busload of teenage girls at the same time & they spoiled it a bit. But it was fascinating

Thank Davancar
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Very friendly staff who are willing to help with any question. The terrace with the attached cafe is really cute and you have an amazing view over Cuenca and the surrounding mountains. The owners are also always around and also very friendly and helpful. On...More

Thank Skihaserl Z
Reviewed November 30, 2016

The guide was interesting and we really enjoyed our tour though the factory. The signs in English were a help since our Spanish is not great. We learned quite a bit about how the hats are made. The guide had a great eye. The first...More

Thank detraveler_7
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Purchased both a bag and a hat! Met the owner who was wonderful! They took us back into wher they make the hats and we were able to see how its done. I had my hat fitted to my head and they persalized the decoration....More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Nice to have the possibility to visit how panama hats are manufactured. The visit is free, up to you to buy at the shop in the end. They will obviously try to sell but you are not pressured to buy. Re buying: come here if...More

Thank Gubias
Reviewed September 3, 2016

The factory tour was informative but at least with our guide seemed a little rushed and incomplete -- not sure if it was the time of our visit (late afternoon) or characteristic, but one really didn't get a sense of hats being made so much...More

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
Reviewed August 28, 2016

My husband and I visited here and were very surprised how nice the tour was. We both learned a lot about Panama Hats. The best part is that you end the tour in their shop where you can try on all different styles of hats....More

Thank Melissa M
Gaby M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Homero Ortega, responded to this review

Thanks for write this nice opinion about us. We are happy you enjoy your experience. Best Regards.

Reviewed August 27, 2016

Seriously, if you are serious about buying a quality sombero de paja toquilla (Panama hat) you need to visit here. Even if you do not buy here you will gain a lot of respect for the amount of work that goes into a hat. You...More

Thank CrabbyFatGuy
Gaby M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Homero Ortega, responded to this review

Your opinion make us proud of our work. Our principal objective is people learn about how the Panama Hat is made. Thanks for highlight our quality.

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dennis s
are they made to order
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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Roy b
What are the hours of operation during the week
June 26, 2015|
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Response from Beenmostplaces | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open every day but closed for lunch.
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Patricia H
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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
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