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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local...

This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local crafts unique to Cuenca.

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Some good buys can be made here. From handicrafts to furniture, rope, handmade straw baskets, and key chains, coin purses and wall hangings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 14, 2015
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank eckhardschn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 was closed and I did not have any ideas when it would be open.

Thank LolaGo1
Roeselare, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 in the same place Later in the afternoon I don't know if coincidence that we... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you and donate $ or your Limpesa will not come true.As far as the handcratfs... More 

Thank nantucketraveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 typical food, in my opinion, it is a good place to go to eat because... More 

Thank Ivonne M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

this plaza is located very close to the produce market, at this place you can find the usual things made for tourists and at another sector houseware and textil stuff for the locals, next blocks are covered for different kind of street vendors, vegetables, milk, food, etc, the produce market is the perfect place to get lunch and tasting a... More 

Thank cultrevolutioner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Centrally located in the wonderful old part of Cuenca, this market is super for finding stuff to bring home to friends, loved ones and your own home.

Thank Lorne G
Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

The custom tables, etc of Dona Piedad: just excellent! I've take in measurements to her combo restaurant/carpentry shop/furniture showroom (not making this up). She faithfully got her carpenter to make my 3 tables on 3 separate occasions for around $20 each. They are smallish but super-solidly built and decent looking. One for a row of three pots outside, one for... More 

Thank TerryDarc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

New to town? Need household goods? Furniture? Lamps? Basketry of any kind? Want a great bargain? This market is one of the most enjoyable experiences n Cuenca. I have shopped here for all manner of household items, from soup spoons to horse blankets, baskets to hold cleaning products , paper products, stacked storage shelves for the kitchen, colorful fruit baskets,... More 

Thank crankymainer
Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

Some good buys can be made here. From handicrafts to furniture, rope, handmade straw baskets, and key chains, coin purses and wall hangings.

Thank johnfoote

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