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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
You will want to see what hand-made treasures Laura, the owner, has in this shop. There are steps to the upstairs so wear comfortable shoes. It's a short walk from the Parke de Calderon in Cuenca's Center Square. Most items are made by Ecuadorians and...More