Markt Guamote

Markt Guamote, Riobamba: Address, Phone Number, Markt Guamote Reviews: 4.5/5

Markt Guamote
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
All Markets are the Same but Different
May 2019 • Friends
That’s right! Every town has a nice market where you can learn about the different native fruits and vegetables or varieties. I am so amazed by the size of their squash in Ecuador. We saw a squash that probably weighed 30 – 40 lbs. Then there is avocado that is incredibly cheap, different varieties of bananas, some for eating, some for cooking. How about the bright, colorful and vibrant traditional costumes of their local women. You can take a picture from your zoom lens so not to be intrusive or ask permission if you have to take their picture. Be prepared to be rejected. They do not smile because they are very shy. You can also slip a dollar or some treats. That is what I did. I brought bags of treats. It is always an entertaining sight to visit a local market.
Written June 4, 2019
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shaypriester
Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
Awesome Thursday Market!
Dec 2014 • Solo
The market in Guamote is a must hit in the area. A couple hours from Riobamba, the drive provides great scenery to the destination. Guamote is a small, bustling town and until the early 2000s, still bartered item-for-item at the market. Highly recommended visit if you're in the area and want to see a bit of the "un-seen" of Ecuador. I haven't seen many gringos at this market, so the vendors might hike prices on you. Always haggle down at least 20% unless you feel it's a good deal as is.
Written December 10, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Guamote - sleepy Andean town
Dec 2013 • Friends
This is a double listing on Tripadvisor. Guamote is a lovely sleepy town which is midway between Riobamba and Alausi. I visited on a Sunday and there were a number of market stalls active. The place sees very few tourists, so take care not to be too intrusive with taking photos. Many children are happy to pose for photos, adults less so but they will wave. All the usual colourful Poncho and bags are for sale. The shoe shine kids can get a bit annoying.
Written May 29, 2014
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