Plaza Civica, Cuenca

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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. Use our Cuenca day trip planning tool to add Plaza Civica and other attractions to your Cuenca vacation plans.
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  • Is one of the many squares characterized by the presence of small shops, in this case especially artisans. to appreciate it you probably just have to see it in moments of greater frequency. Around is also the entrance to the market on October 9.
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  • Nice to spend the evening with family, somewhere you can eat and buy crafts at a great price.
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  • If you are looking for a souvenir or present or a household item there is no better place in Cuenca to visit.  more »

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