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Souvenirs and Household items galore

From Kitchen items to horse blankets and farming tools. Tons of of handcrafted items too. Well... read more

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Very cool and interesting market!

Looking for a rolling pin? Wooden spoons? A Barbeque? Straw baskets? Hand painted clay tiles... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local crafts unique to Cuenca.
Vargas Machuca y Gaspar Sangurima | aka Mercado Artesenal Rotary, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CappadociaJohn
Reviewed April 17, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jim D
Reviewed May 11, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LynneLeBlanc L
Reviewed June 20, 2017

If you are looking for a souvenir or present or a household item there is no better place in Cuenca to visit.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed December 7, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dax S
Reviewed October 27, 2016

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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank eckhardschn
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed August 27, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed June 28, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nantucketraveler
Reviewed June 26, 2016

This Plaza is located in Cuenca, in this place you can find a lot of variety of beautiful handicrafts, like hats, bags, wooden sphinxes, keychains, and other wooden crafts and rubber. Inside the Civic Plaza will also find a small market, full of variety of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ivonne M
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Judith S
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Response from SirDouglas007 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was there in September and don't remember locations.I do recall there were two: one near the Tourism Bureau Office: the other across from a big, empty plaza. Hotel staff and police are very helpful with directions.