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Otavalo Market, Otavalo

(3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The market has enough shops and enough variety, but perhaps that becomes a bit tedious. Prices vary too so I recommend "ask rebate". In general the people there are friendly, but not all. Finally, although you can find nice things, from my point of view, there is nothing that has seemed extremely beautiful.
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  • Great market and loads of interesting things to see and buy. Locals are ok with a little haggling down, so don't be afraid to try get stuff cheaper. Amazing alpaca jumpers and blankets. Can't walk awa...  more »
  • The market is open early in morning with amazing amounts of fabrics. Weavings. Paintings. Hats ponchos and a multitude of handy crafts and artesanies. Be careful of pick pockets. I was bumped by one e...  more »