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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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  • We made a stop at this market on a weekday as we were heading to the border town of Tulcan. While there were some nice textiles and the standard Peruvian souvenirs (silver jewelry, backpacks, sweaters...  more »
  • We'd planned our visit to Otavalo market on the basis of the reviews both here and in guide books. We visited on Sunday, knowing it would be quieter but even so we're left wondering what all the fuss ...  more »
  • the place for crafts is great, don't buy the first den turns before to ensure better price, the bad thing is that lately also sell food in the place and that gives us appearance of disorder and unhealthy
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