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Great market!

The central market in Loja is much like central markets all over South America. You can buy... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Unique and Authentic

You can get just about anything at this central Mercado in Loja from a haircut to the entrails of... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Charlotte, NC
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25 Jul 2017
“The Quintessential Mercado”
10 Mar 2017
“Great market!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
De Noviembre 18 | entre 10 de agosto y Vicente Rocafuerte, Loja 110150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I loved this place. Huge fish market, poultry market, pork market, red meat market, fruit & veg market, flower market, grains, baked good, cheeses, on the lower levels, Shops, shops, shops on the upper levels, selling shoes, clothing, phones, electronics, fabric, and on and on....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Carlton H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The central market in Loja is much like central markets all over South America. You can buy anything and everything there but as a traveller the highlight is the great quality cheap produce and the availability of local food. We had two great meals in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank danigross88
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can get just about anything at this central Mercado in Loja from a haircut to the entrails of pork. Upstairs are numerous clothing, shoes, candies and a few cafes. Downstairs are the flowers, meats, vegetables and fruits. Take a couple of hours to stroll...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank elconejo
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This mercado is typical of the other central mercado I have experienced in Quito and Cuenca. This is a one stop shop, with everything you could imagine. I ate breakfast twice and both times was very satisfied.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank imaginelove
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Spices galore all in one spot.........weekly shopping for veg, fruits As indoor markets go, this one is super

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I had heard great things about this mercado. Maybe I was anticipating too much but I was a bit disappointed. Typical fruits/veggies/eating places. Spread out over two floors. There were not as many people wandering through the mercado as I would anticipate.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank CrabbyFatGuy
Reviewed 5 December 2015

I live in a small town so the Market in Loja becomes an outing I can find all kinds of spices and raw coconut and chocolate you can't find in a regular store. If you are just traveling through, it is pure entertainment and a...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Roth D
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I love going here whenever I am in Loja. it appears chaotic at first but you just wander- stall after stall of fresh fruits vegetables and meat on different sides of the main floor. Upstairs it is clothing, shoes, trinkets, jewelry and a cafeteria style...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We went here late in the afternoon hoping to buy fresh fruit, and although half the vendors had quit for the day, we did score a good variety at typically low prices. In addition, we walked through the fresh meats section, fresh flowers, vegetables, etc,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank R C
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