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Plaza Civica, Cuenca

(3.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Head to Plaza Civica and browse the many market stalls for trinkets and tasty goodies. A social hub of the downtown area, the market is a great place to people watch, with benches in the middle of the square where you can simply take a seat and soak up the atmosphere. If you want to shop, be prepared to do some haggling, but you'll find some unique hand-crafted trinkets and household items such as fruit baskets or soup spoons. If you’re hungry, snack on some street food or fresh produce from the area. To visit Plaza Civica and other attractions in Cuenca, use our Cuenca travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is a nice walk where you can see and buy all kinds of local and traditional crafts. Ws very friendly people. In addition, half a mile this the central market where all kinds of typical meals for very little can have lunch.
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  • It's nothing special, but fun to poke around and see all the things made of rebar (I don't know why that's a thing, but it is). The big white building next to the plaza is the market. There is so much...  more »
  • If you are in Cuenca you could go there and get a feeling about the place. Just recomendable if you have enough time in the city.