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Best artisan souvenirs in Cuenca, with a wonderful owner

The best artisan souvenirs and gifts we found in Cuenca is Galápagos Artesanías. Laura, the owner... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
El Sobrante, California
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The owner's hospitality was second to none.

We went to this store after checking the Tripadvisor review. I had an injury to my left ankle since... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Presidente Cordova 6-37, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

The best artisan souvenirs and gifts we found in Cuenca is Galápagos Artesanías. Laura, the owner, is delightful. Her items come from all over Ecuador, and they’re beautiful (and beautifully made) and very reasonably priced. Her shop isn’t located in one of the plazas, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to this store after checking the Tripadvisor review. I had an injury to my left ankle since our trip to thd Caja NP on the previous day and it was not fun to go up to the second floor of the building where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Laura is wonderful! She is very kind and eager to share interesting information. She has a large store filled with quality arts and crafts from around Ecuador. We bought a table runner with pre-Columbian designs. Her store, Galápagos Artesanías, also functions as a Post Office....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank subrasil2016
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We've looked everywhere in Cuenca for a descent souvenir shop. Just as we were about to give up we walked past this amazing shop! The quality of the products here are amazing and a very good price! We've been travelling the last 6 months through...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 450olivias
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Best store in Cuenca for well priced, good quality souvenirs. Owner is a charming woman who explains where each item is from and how it's made.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Lots of cute, inexpensive gifts for kids and adults, and I presume most made right here in Ecuador. The gentleman working was very helpful and friend!ly

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing shop and Laura is superb! So many artesians have their goods for sale in her shop and she can tell you about all of them. We found some unique knitted/crocheted masks, as well as carved mask. There were several cedar carvings, and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

This little shop has a nice collection of trinkets, blankets, masks and jewelry. The best part is the owner Laura. I have met a lot of nice people in Ecuador, but this lady is at the top. She was very patient with our Spanish and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

We are in Cuenca for 3 months studying Spanish at local school. When we were at the airport in Quito I saw really cool wood carvings of Andean musician and wanted to get me those. Found the Galapagos shop just by walking by and seeing...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I walked in just to look and walked out with a bag full of awesome souvenirs! Laura was very nice and helpful. She gave us background on all of the items in the store. The prices were fair and the items good quality.

Date of experience: June 2016
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