Plaza Civica

Plaza Civica, Cuenca: Address, Phone Number, Plaza Civica Reviews: 4/5

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This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local crafts unique to Cuenca.
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Nathália Simoes
Belo Horizonte, MG72 contributions
Curanderas
Dec 2018 • Solo
A great place to by handmade crafts and souvenirs. Worth bargaining for a good price. On certain days of the week, you can find the curanderas there, the traditional healers.
Written July 9, 2019
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John M
Merritt Island, FL183 contributions
Souvenirs and Household items galore
Apr 2019
From Kitchen items to horse blankets and farming tools. Tons of of handcrafted items too. Well worth a visit. And as soon as the Tram line is fully operational it will be super easy to get to.
Written April 21, 2019
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Jim D
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Shopping!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Two blocks down from our hotel, plenty of out door and indoor venders, local art, food. The merchants were friendly and more than eager to bargain. Enjoyed it much.
Written April 17, 2019
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LynneLeBlanc L
Cuenca, Ecuador63 contributions
Very cool and interesting market!
Jan 2018
Looking for a rolling pin? Wooden spoons? A Barbeque? Straw baskets? Hand painted clay tiles? Unfinished furniture? This is the place! It is also known as the Rotary Market. You can get " a goin' over" by the medicine women with their eggs, herbs and potions, maybe even try a taste of " cuy" ( guinea pig) . Great way to spend an afternoon. Good prices too!
Written May 11, 2018
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zuzanka1
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
Great place to roam
Dec 2016 • Couples
If you are looking for a souvenir or present or a household item there is no better place in Cuenca to visit.
Written June 20, 2017
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Dax S
35 contributions
Go look and eat lunch at the Mercado
Dec 2016 • Couples
It's nothing special, but fun to poke around and see all the things made of rebar (I don't know why that's a thing, but it is).

The big white building next to the plaza is the market. There is so much delicious cheap food in the market, including whole pork, fried fish, soups, and fresh juices. The market is a great place to stop and buy some delicious fruit, eat lunch, and enjoy the sights.
Written December 7, 2016
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eckhardschn
Phoenix, AZ9 contributions
Nothing special but nice to see.
Nov 2015 • Solo
If you are in Cuenca you could go there and get a feeling about the place. Just recomendable if you have enough time in the city.
Written October 27, 2016
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,662 contributions
Just looking, not buying!
Sep 2016 • Solo
I just walked around and did not buy a thing as I have 3 more days here in Cuenca. There are various things one can buy here, not just touristy stuffs, but also what the locals use daily.

Noted near by is St.Francis Church, It was closed and I did not have any ideas when it would be open.
Written September 23, 2016
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Shavy
Roeselare, Belgium7,340 contributions
Nice to roam in day time
May 2016 • Couples
The square was so empty when we pass in the morning, walking from bus terminal on our way to our hotel. Several hotels and hostel located in the area. Nice place with bench and planter boxes, also the indoor market 9 de Octubre is located in the same place

Later in the afternoon I don't know if coincidence that we pass through the place again the whole area was change to a busy place what a difference, people walking, vendors everywhere even a large population of pigeons are present

I heard about this place that is not the best area of Cuenca, a place for prostitutes, drunkard, drug addict. We're lucky that we didn't walk to our hotel in dark. we haven't pass here anymore in the evening, because we found a short cut way to our hotel
Written August 27, 2016
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nantucketraveler
Nantucket, MA102 contributions
La Limpesa
Jun 2016 • Family
We shopped for handcrafts when we noticed some type of ritual. We noticed all types of people doing this. It is called the Limpesa and at the end they crack an egg and tell you what they see. I was told not to say thank you and donate $ or your Limpesa will not come true.As far as the handcratfs we had fun buying and negotiation the price. Even if its a dollar less.
Written June 28, 2016
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