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One of the best in Ecuador

I am not sure why this market in Guamote is listed under Riobamba, which is about a 2 hour bus ride... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah
Interesting to See

It is interesting to walk among the vendors and see all that they sell. Everything from cooked... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Swansea, Illinois
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

I am not sure why this market in Guamote is listed under Riobamba, which is about a 2 hour bus ride away. The market is on Thursday and all the indigenous people from the surrounding area come and do their weekly shopping. The large market...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

It is interesting to walk among the vendors and see all that they sell. Everything from cooked food, fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats (raw and cooked), clothing, shoes and household goods. The people are friendly and the prices are reasonable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LovesToTravel918
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This was a farmers market filled with fresh produce, many booths selling goods to the locals, not to mention the bright colors of clothing people were wearing as they wandered around and shopped for the week. A great place to sit and people watch as...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ann H
Reviewed April 30, 2017

make sure you stop in Guamote for 2 nights and enjoy the wonderful Thursday market. Choose Inti Sisa as your place to overnight.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tinekedoornbosch
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Fantastic if you like to see thousands of locals dressed in beautiful colourful traditional clothing, going about their own business on market day (Thursday). We were the only tourists in town and we definitely looked odd compared to the locals. We encountered lots of friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Englishtravelfanatic
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had an overnight stay here at Hotel Inti Sisa (literally the ONLY place to stay). Lucky for us, we were here on market day. Not so lucky for our driver who had a challenge navigating the narrow streets crammed with sheep, wagons and people...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank luckyslr
Reviewed August 19, 2016

They had everything you could think of! The people were really kind. I tried some of the food, and it was delicious. The women all wore beautiful hats, and they had a lot for sale as well. You could walk for hours. It was a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KellyPenelope
Reviewed June 12, 2016

A great market, completely non-touristy but with extraordinary sights, also in the animal markets. Everything imaginable is tradedhere, from guinea pigs to potato sacks to hats and agricultural instruments.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

My wife and I were traveling around Ecuador and have seen many markets. I think that this ranks at the top for the markets that we have seen so far.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Johnny P
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit to see indigenous people in a local market. It is spread over several streets and squares. Great to wander and look at the wide variety of goods on sale. The animal market is very special - we saw Guinea pigs,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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