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Very cool and interesting market!

Looking for a rolling pin? Wooden spoons? A Barbeque? Straw baskets? Hand painted clay tiles... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
LynneLeBlanc L
Cuenca, Ecuador
Great place to roam

If you are looking for a souvenir or present or a household item there is no better place in Cuenca... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
San Francisco, California
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11 May 2018
“Very cool and interesting market!”
20 Jun 2017
“Great place to roam”
This busy and popular market features clothes, pottery and other local crafts unique to Cuenca.
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Looking for a rolling pin? Wooden spoons? A Barbeque? Straw baskets? Hand painted clay tiles? Unfinished furniture? This is the place! It is also known as the Rotary Market. You can get " a goin' over" by the medicine women with their eggs, herbs and...More

Thank LynneLeBlanc L
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you are looking for a souvenir or present or a household item there is no better place in Cuenca to visit.

1  Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's nothing special, but fun to poke around and see all the things made of rebar (I don't know why that's a thing, but it is). The big white building next to the plaza is the market. There is so much delicious cheap food in...More

Thank Dax S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are in Cuenca you could go there and get a feeling about the place. Just recomendable if you have enough time in the city.

Thank eckhardschn
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I just walked around and did not buy a thing as I have 3 more days here in Cuenca. There are various things one can buy here, not just touristy stuffs, but also what the locals use daily. Noted near by is St.Francis Church, It...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The square was so empty when we pass in the morning, walking from bus terminal on our way to our hotel. Several hotels and hostel located in the area. Nice place with bench and planter boxes, also the indoor market 9 de Octubre is located...More

1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We shopped for handcrafts when we noticed some type of ritual. We noticed all types of people doing this. It is called the Limpesa and at the end they crack an egg and tell you what they see. I was told not to say thank...More

Thank nantucketraveler
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This Plaza is located in Cuenca, in this place you can find a lot of variety of beautiful handicrafts, like hats, bags, wooden sphinxes, keychains, and other wooden crafts and rubber. Inside the Civic Plaza will also find a small market, full of variety of...More

Thank Ivonne M
Reviewed 14 May 2016

this plaza is located very close to the produce market, at this place you can find the usual things made for tourists and at another sector houseware and textil stuff for the locals, next blocks are covered for different kind of street vendors, vegetables, milk,...More

Thank cultrevolutioner
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Centrally located in the wonderful old part of Cuenca, this market is super for finding stuff to bring home to friends, loved ones and your own home.

Thank Lorne G
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Judith S
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Response from SirDouglas007 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was there in September and don't remember locations.I do recall there were two: one near the Tourism Bureau Office: the other across from a big, empty plaza. Hotel staff and police are very helpful with directions.