Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal
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8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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  • Mobile15184291692
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Real Artisans and better than over hyped Otovalo
    This market was much better than Otovalo which is really just full of cheap china stuff. The Mariscal market has a variety with some actual artisans spread throughout. It’s covered so don’t worry about rain. Bought glass earrings, a pillow cover and the usual tshirts. Would recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
  • USMA1986
    93 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uninspiring Souvenir Shops
    About 100 stalls selling identical, mass-produced blankets and trinkets. There is no indication that any of the stuff is Ecuadorian in origin. If you are looking for cheapish souvenirs, then worth a visit. But if you are looking for quality, handcrafted, authentic goods, then stay away.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • 4grlsmom
    Pewaukee, Wisconsin267 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gifts for everyone on our list
    This compact market has hundreds of small craft stalls arranged in rows, with fair prices which are negotiable, as always. Souvenirs and artisanal crafts include shirts, blankets, scarves, jewelry, dolls, soccer jerseys, hats and all the usual things you see, but this is a really convenient set-up. For example, a Panama hat was offered at $10 and quickly dropped to $8 (these same hats were going for $100 in Puerto Rico!) A colorful table runner was $5. There was always security present, and the market is open-air but covered, so it's fine in the rain. Sales were in cash. We walked from our hotel in the New Town on one visit, but the streets, while safe, weren't all that busy, a cab might be wiser. Definitely worth the trip, better than what we found at vendors in the Old Town, and other areas frequented by tourists. This market is also included as a stop on the Quito hop on hop off bus tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2024
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4grlsmom
Pewaukee, WI267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This compact market has hundreds of small craft stalls arranged in rows, with fair prices which are negotiable, as always. Souvenirs and artisanal crafts include shirts, blankets, scarves, jewelry, dolls, soccer jerseys, hats and all the usual things you see, but this is a really convenient set-up. For example, a Panama hat was offered at $10 and quickly dropped to $8 (these same hats were going for $100 in Puerto Rico!) A colorful table runner was $5. There was always security present, and the market is open-air but covered, so it's fine in the rain. Sales were in cash. We walked from our hotel in the New Town on one visit, but the streets, while safe, weren't all that busy, a cab might be wiser. Definitely worth the trip, better than what we found at vendors in the Old Town, and other areas frequented by tourists. This market is also included as a stop on the Quito hop on hop off bus tour.
Written 27 March 2024
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USMA1986
Albany, NY93 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
About 100 stalls selling identical, mass-produced blankets and trinkets. There is no indication that any of the stuff is Ecuadorian in origin. If you are looking for cheapish souvenirs, then worth a visit. But if you are looking for quality, handcrafted, authentic goods, then stay away.
Written 14 October 2023
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It may be smaller than Otavalo but I think the range and quality of items available is better. I went here first and nearly held of buying to wait for Otavalo - so glad I didn't!
Yes, there are things that crop up on many, many booths eg the leather souvenir wallets, but even then there were variations of design between them. There were most definitely a lot of handmade craft items, especially art related and wooden gifts that I didn't see later on elsewhere. I got a lovely hummingbird painting and the seller/artist was happy to add the place and date for me to personalise it underneath. It is all under cover and has a few different aisles to wander down. Also has a KFC and McDonalds a street or so up in looking for some fast food after a bit of retail therapy.
Written 19 June 2023
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Mobile15184291692
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This market was much better than Otovalo which is really just full of cheap china stuff. The Mariscal market has a variety with some actual artisans spread throughout. It’s covered so don’t worry about rain. Bought glass earrings, a pillow cover and the usual tshirts. Would recommend.
Written 16 June 2023
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Matvl
5,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a walk around the market which was small but full of the usual tourist stuff. Prices were pretty reasonable and there is a lot of variety, though most of it seems to be stuff you’ll see at most tourist places.
Written 17 August 2022
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Fun place to shop for souvenirs. Some people say it is small, but any larger and I wouldn’t be able to remember where I was. Lots of local (not China) souvenirs from shirts to tagua. Prices are good; limited bargaining as we found prices were pretty low to start with. Many stalls had similar products, but we did find differences. I am not much of a shopper, but this was fun and did offer products for us to buy for others.
Written 7 April 2022
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lkpm3
Albany, NY144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
I was hopeful when I read the description but honestly it all seemed mass produced. If you need a scarf for a gift or souvenir or a t-shirt or sweater, you do have a great selection and I did pick up a few things. But original? Handcrafted? Pretty much same stuff you have seen in other places
Written 12 February 2022
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We visited here today with our teen kids. We had already been to Otavalo, and this place has a lot of the similar items, but isn't quite as large, but there were still a lot of shop stalls with all kinds of items, except no foods. There are places to eat right across the street. It costs $3 to get here by taxi from Quito or a 30 minute walk. We picked up a bunch of items even though we had already done our souvenir shopping, it was just fun to shop and barter and prices were cheap. I'd you can't go to Otavalo this is a good alternative. Worth a stop if you are in town.
Written 1 November 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s a fun place to visit for cheap souvenirs, but it sure seems like the same merchandise in every stall. How much is really made in Ecuador vs China is debatable. Still, wander through and stock up on inexpensive stuff for family and friends.
Written 4 February 2020
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Barbara O
Okemos, MI100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
MANY small stalls offering products of Ecuador. Gestures worked fine for communicating, and bargaining is easy given that Ecuador uses US currency. Beautiful alpaca scarves, blankets. Much redundancy, but also unique crafts-people; I think I arranged for a custom leather wallet to be ready when I return in a couple of weeks!
Written 2 February 2020
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