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Centro Municipal de Artesanias

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Variety of shops with hand made items

This market, known locally as casa de la mujer has a large number of shops selling a variety of... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2017
Sharon P
Richmond, Virginia
Lovely Find in Cuenca

When we visit other countries, especially in South America, we always look for local artesans to... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Culpeper, Virginia
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Apr 5, 2017
“Variety of shops with hand made items”
Mar 31, 2017
“Exceptional Quality Ecuadorian Art”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
General Torres 7-33 y Presidente Cordova, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

This market, known locally as casa de la mujer has a large number of shops selling a variety of products. I purchased a lovely panama hat (they had more sizes than many other places we looked), filigree earrings and a leather wallet. The prices were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

We were referred to this location off the San Francisco on General Torres. We visited the entire gallery and our eyes were mesmerized by what we saw and the quality of the items. We met artist Siliva Astudillo and purchased one of her outstanding hand...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

When we visit other countries, especially in South America, we always look for local artesans to find very bold and colorful art for either our walls or our persons. Centro Municipal de Artesanias did not disappoint. We found a potter and artist who makes beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank My4pugs
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We visited this spot several times and had fun each visit. The building is full of small shops each operated by a different artist - everything from Panama hats to Saraguran beaded jewelry to leatherwork - Bought lots of beautiful hand made gifts. My favorite...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 2529lesliek
Reviewed August 9, 2016

This is a shopper's delight. A great variety and a great number of artisans' work under one roof on two floors. The facility is clean, well-lighted and has seating for those who need a rest. Also, a place where you can have a coffee or...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Arthur H
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This little covered gem of a mall is only about a block from the flower market. From new cathedral, head down the cross street by flower market, which opens into San Francisco Plaza. At the far end is the entrance (into the building on General...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Woolhat2013
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Also known a "Casa de la mujeres" or CEMUART, , this two-floor structure exhibits a wide variety of hand made crafts. There are hats. Scarves, leather articles, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, metalwork and paintings displayed in the artisan's own booths. You can find some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JMD1951
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The artisan center is located in El Central and has two levels. All of the booths here are run by the artists and Shopping here was nicer since there was more variety then in other locations. Knowing that the money was going straight to the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Lourie B
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