Homero Ortega, Cuenca

4.5
#1 of 15 in Shopping in Cuenca
Pick up a woven straw hat and tour a hat museum at Homero Ortega, a manufacturer the famous Panama hats. Made from a specific type of palm frond that only grows on the coast of Ecuador, some Panama-type hats can take up to six months to make and can cost several hundred dollars. At this site, you can visit a workshop to learn about the complex production process and check out the museum charting the history of hats, presented through an array of tools, artifacts, and old photographs. Plan to visit Homero Ortega during your Cuenca vacation using our convenient Cuenca attractions planner .
Create an itinerary including Homero Ortega
map
Places to stay near Homero Ortega
Homero Ortega Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
283 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Homero Ortega panama hat factory in Cuenca, Ecuador, gives a wonderful overview of the hat making process. The informative museum shows steps from reed to final product, and in the workshop one ca...  more »
  • I was truly surprised at how interesting and informative the free guided tour was of this well-known hat factory. Even more stunning is the retail shop where over 90 designs are available for purchase...  more »
  • We arrived with high hopes. They seemed unprepared to take us on a tour. We speak English and I can get along in Spanish. We wandered around by ourselves and then went to the showroom. They had to fin...  more »
Google
  • Very nice place to know the reality about the Panama hats. Very good informations and demonstrations. Realy friendly
  • You get to see how the hats are made from raw materials to the really fine quality finished products. Very interesting.
  • Knowing how famous hats are made of Panamanians who actually are Ecuadorians. Great varieties of models to buy.
    View original
  • Panama Hat
    View original
  • Very interesting. Well implemented facilities to visit. The guide was the granddaughter of the duel of the company and knew the script well. Very nice shop
    View original

Plan your trip to Cuenca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Homero Ortega by other users

14 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ecuador SEE PLAN May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM POLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cuenca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Cuenca, Banos & Quito BY A USER FROM CHILE April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Quito, Banos & Cuenca BY A USER FROM CHILE April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans