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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 10 December 2018
Nova Scotia, Canada
via mobile
Best place to buy high quality souvenirs in Cuenca

Laura is wonderful! She is very kind and eager to share interesting information. She has a large... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 Dec 2018
“The owner's hospitality was second to none.”
11 Jun 2018
“Best place to buy high quality souvenirs in Cuenca”
Presidente Cordova 6-37, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 December 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
1  Thank Shogyomujo
Reviewed 12 June 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 30 September 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 26 July 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
1  Thank Daphne L
Reviewed 11 July 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
Thank Deb H
Reviewed 19 January 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 29 July 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 25 June 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 23 June 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
Thank Ciara C
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I live in Cuenca and am always looking for shops that carry a unique mix of items I can purchase as gifts when I return to the States. Doña Laura and her son run one of the best artesan shops in Cuenca. They have a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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