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The journey from Sucre is better than the arrival in Tarabuco

Really there is very little that you can buy in Tarabuco that cannot be bought in Sucre, however... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Lovely market, minimum hassle

About an hours drive from Sucre this market felt very traditional and not at all touristy (although... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really there is very little that you can buy in Tarabuco that cannot be bought in Sucre, however you cannot blame the Pueblito for trying to attract visitors even though it is said ' when you are tired of Sucre, you are tired of life'....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RodP136
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Not only a textile market, but a cultural experience. Really cheap textile articles, local food and can see how the local people of country side of Bolivia Live. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

About an hours drive from Sucre this market felt very traditional and not at all touristy (although there were tourists there). Lots of locals going about their daily business; it's worth walking to the vegetable market too (we didn't see other tourists there) which is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AHZambia
Reviewed March 6, 2016

From reading the negative reviews here I believe I had a different experience when I went with my family (who live in Sucre, I'm from England). I don't know if that's because we went in our own vehicle, we could stop when we wanted at...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Amelia A
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a trip to the market sold to us as a must see - it was supposed to be a market full of textiles and handicrafts where the vendors travel miles on donkeys to sell their wares. I came away very disappointed, the biggest...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank cazbatt
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looking on TA and seeing only 3.5 for this, we thought twice about coming here. But for such little money (most tour agencies in Sucre sell the bus tickets) and having a Sunday free, we went for it. Our 'tour' ended up being carried out...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank MrDoughnut
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

After a pretty nice ride through the countryside we got to the market without any expectations. The stuff they offer there is nothing you don't get at other places in Bolivia. But locals are quiet welcoming and people watching is interesting. All in all a...More

Thank Smauky
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Tarabuco Market itself is quite an interesting experience... large lively textile/flea market. As others have mentioned, most of it is tat, and you're better off buying items from certified "fair-trade" places in Sucre. People-watching was awesome... so many locals going about their business. Do try...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Gubernas
Reviewed September 25, 2014

Some 70 km to the east of Sucre lies Tarabuco. It's probably best to keep your expectations low. This is not a village where you will see local folklore or even people going about their normal daily routine. Tarabuco is approached via an enormous arch...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank RodP136
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to the market mainly to feel the vibe of all the people from the area coming to the market in their typical clothes. Avoid the main square (full of made in china stuff) and just wander in the streets, observe people trading vegetables...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Gregg-Brussels
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