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Otavalo Market, Otavalo
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Otavalo Market has put its city on the map, attracting tourists who’ve heard of the famous market whose origins stretch back to pre-Incan times. This market has maintained its strong roots to its ancient history, making it not only a destination for shopping but for cultural experiences. The locals, Otavalenos, are known for weaving and creating products like blankets, handbags, wall hangings, and scarves. The market takes place every day, but the busiest market day is Saturday, when nearly one third of the town fills with vendors’ stalls selling traditional textiles. Come and browse among the many stalls to find the perfect souvenir to take home. Our Otavalo vacation generator makes visiting Otavalo Market and other Otavalo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It site is small and is normal The highlights is a small store of things of the native culture ( artesanias) . Ponchos is very interesting and you can walk for many minutes only seeing souvenirs inspi...  more »
  • The market is large with lots of friendly stall holders who were not at all pushy. Our friends bought some great bargains which they were happy with - we had a coffee as we are not great shoppers !! 
  • In this market you will find everything, did I spend hours recorriendolo and looking for the best details to give to my family, there are also food addition along the entire market, must know how to bargain, most of the time will give you a price for their products, but must offer other quantities and normally one out there with what you want to.
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