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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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  • Nothing is more interesting than a town square filled with vendors of indigenous peoples ' crafts and art. I was able to enjoy bargaining for silver jewelry, paintings, pottery, musical instruments an...  more »
  • The Plaza of Ponchos is the great opportunity of appreciate products handcrafted of first level. It is said that it is the most important craft fair of the Ecuador, and is likely to be so. The quality of the preparations is best that in other fairs of the country. Them products that is offer are countless and substantial, both as can imagine is in a block full and saturated of Crafts: ponchos, sweaters, jackets, shirts of thread embroidered, t-shirts of best quality that which is get in Quito, linens, blankets, bags, backpacks, backpacks, hoops, rings, charms, cushions and carpets beautiful... makes lack that follow? The quality is good, very good prices are achieved through the traditional haggling and if no further reduction is because the quality of the product is superior. But beyond the possible purchase of products the most beautiful that has the Plaza de Ponchos is the feast of colours from the visual, with multiple products and its different shades, colors and warps that offer, as well as local color showing the indigenous community adorned with their clothing and traditional ornentaciones. Unique, different, indigenous, colourful. You must not miss the opportunity to appreciate it, every Wednesday and Saturday in Otavalo.
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  • Every type of clothing, accessory, musical instrument, souvenir you could imagine jammed in a relatively small square.Everyone wants to sell you something put they are not pushy and very friendly