Shopping in Cuenca

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Shopping in Cuenca

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  • Rebecca D
    Cuenca, Ecuador368 contributions
    Took a group of ladies here last week and everyone enjoyed seeing the beautiful artwork and most took a sampling home to enjoy.
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • Adventure beyond imagination
    Munich, Germany14,605 contributions
    The colourful market with all kinds and f food and vegetables in an historical building. The experience just by walking through the market was lovely.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Susan L M
    Cuenca, Ecuador3 contributions
    Miguel's work is unlike any others. His sculptures are whimsical, imaginative, colorful and compelling. I could not leave without a purchase and ended up buying two pieces which are proudly displayed in my home.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • John M
    Merritt Island, FL183 contributions
    From Kitchen items to horse blankets and farming tools. Tons of of handcrafted items too. Well worth a visit. And as soon as the Tram line is fully operational it will be super easy to get to.
    Written 21 April 2019
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  • PDWood79
    Ashford, UK179 contributions
    The food court is the best thing that I can say about the mall. Varied selection of different foods are abundant there. It make the trip!! Try the ice cream too!!
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • johnfoote
    Cuenca, Ecuador102 contributions
    Touring the workshop of this world famous artist is fascinating.
    You can see some of his award winners. Watch artisans create works of art.
    Written 19 March 2019
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  • Gary K
    Boca Raton, FL14 contributions
    This market is worth a visit if you find yourself in the San Sebastian Plaza area. The 2nd floor has many authentic and local eating experiences awaiting your attention. Fresh vegetables and flowers adorn the 1st floor with bulk grains also available for purchase. I found it much less hectic than other markets in El Centro.
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • Gabriel Roldos
    5 contributions
    Your Bienal seems to be building up to an amazing project, I wish to see your envisions becoming a reality
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • martha111
    Edmonton, Canada165 contributions
    In 2015 were on the Galápagos Islands and fell in love with an iguana sculpture but did not buy it.
    A couple of weeks later we we walking the Rio Tomebamba by Broken Bridge when we spotted the same iguana. We were fortunate to meet Miguel at that time and went back to his gallery and purchased one. It has a prominent place in our home in Canada.
    This year we returned to Cuenca and visited Miguel in his new gallery on Calle Larga and purchased one of his fantasy bicycle sculptures. His work is so unique and special. We may just have to come back next year to see what he has created.
    Written 18 February 2016
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  • bobettejane
    Cuenca, Ecuador41 contributions
    I shop in Feria Libre (Mercado El Arenal) frequently and get lost every time I go there. The market is HUGE and you can get virtually anything there, not just food, but clothing, pets, haircuts, business supplies, household goods, live plants--you name it, it's probably there. Don't go if you're squeemish--sometimes it smells, sometimes the floors are wet, you get pushed around--but if you want a true Cuenca shopping experience, it's a must. I take all my visitors there; it's a tourist attraction non pareil. Produce is very inexpensive and, if you're fussy like I am, top quality. Seafood is incredible (yes, it's safe)--gigantic prawns for $8/lb. Go on Wednesday and Saturday for the very freshest products. That's when the new inventory comes in and, out back you'll find the best prices (these are the people from the interior who don't have indoor booths and, therefore, don't have much overhead). Be cautious--don't take a purse or your expensive cell phone, only take the money you think you'll need, dress conservatively. I've been told it's "dangerous" but I've never had the slightest problem. I thoroughly enjoy every visit to Feria Libre!
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • lizardMarquette_MI
    Marquette, MI545 contributions
    This was disappointing because I expected original handicrafts. It is not. A lot of mass produced pottery, wooden goods, cheap woven garments, some iron craft and furniture.
    Written 2 June 2019
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  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
    If you’re looking for colorful woven bracelets, inexpensive earrings and necklaces, this is the place to go. You can also find small bags, purses and leather goods. It’s not big, but there are about a dozen stalls selling virtually the same wares. The vendors are nice and not pushy.
    Written 1 February 2019
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  • TroisChatsLies
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,025 contributions
    While exploring Cuenca on foot over a long weekend, I saw this mall on my map. It was maybe a 15 minute walk across the bridge and over from the "old town." Plenty of shops, a small food court, a great donut place and a Multicines movie theatre. Great place to shop.
    Written 15 November 2017
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  • JFischer
    Austin, TX361 contributions
    Do not visit the art mecca of Cuenca without paying a visit to Ariel Dawi's gallery. It is like a mini-museum full of striking paintings and ceramic tiles, beautifully composed by Mr. Dawi, whose work has been featured and exhibited worldwide. He is an extremely friendly artist who puts fair prices on his exquisite work, and we came home with four gorgeous tiles and dreams of owning a painting one day. Ecuador has so much to offer those searching for hidden treasures, and this gallery is Number One!!!
    Written 8 August 2016
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