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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

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Address: Reina Victoria and Juan Leon Mera on Jorge Washington road | Reina Victoria and Juan Leon Mera on Jorge Washington road, Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-225-4420
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Mon - Fri 19:30 - 22:30
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US$ 15.00*
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It is worth a visit, there is plenty of things. Nice visit, well organized. We went on a Sunday and it was not too crowded. Conveniently located. We then walked to Plaza... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worth a visit, there is plenty of things. Nice visit, well organized. We went on a Sunday and it was not too crowded. Conveniently located. We then walked to Plaza Foch for lunch. Nice experience overall.

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La Verne, California
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was within walking distance of our hotel. Our group never went to Otovalo, but this open aire shopping experience had a lot of built-in redundancy. As my husband stated, "After a couple of rows, it all looks alike." Be prepared to bargain if you are inclined. The shop keepers are very willing to go out of their way to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you just want to buy couple of things and do not want go to Otavalo this is the place to go. The products are very much the same and sometimes prices were better, however no artists working on their final products. We came across beautiful cards showing daily lives of Quichua people made by arranging the petals of flowers... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to both the market in Otavalo and this one. Same beautiful blankets, chocolates, hats. This market the vendors are a bit more aggressive. Stick to the price that you plan to pay. We bought scarfs for $5.00 in Otavalo and they tried to get me to lay $7.00. It is still a fun market. You could save yourself... More 

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Thank abkw231
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The market is alright, you can find lots of stuff but not much of unique items which you have a much better chance to find in Otovalo, especially on Saturday.

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Thank Anastasia K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was not worth the visit. All of the stalls sell the same stuff - hammocks, blankets, scarves, clothes, key-chains, and other souvenirs. All of the goods were cheap mass-market items without character or quality, designed for tourists. I do not recommend it. You will see the same stuff everywhere you go.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited this market twice while in Quito and loved chatting with the different vendors. There are a lot of the same touristy items all over (airports etc) but here you have a large selection of vendors and can negotiate a good price. there are also higher end items like leather products and pottery as well. We got a great... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The first time I went here, while on our tour, I was absolutely overwhelmed, but vowed to come back the next day when I had more time, which I did. It is crowded, but the vendors respect your space. They call out to you, but are sweet if you move on. I bought all my souvenirs here! Half the time,... More 

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Thank Lana K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I visited both the otovalo market and the La Mariscal market my visit and I wished I would have skipped otovalo and just stayed in Quito! The local market has much better quality and an easier method of looking at the items. It is pretty packed together but it's also inside which protected from the rain. I went on a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Small market with stalls selling almost the same things. Bargaining is the problem here like any other souvenir places. What's the real price when you bargain? Just go there and see the hype of it.

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