Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Otavalo

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Browse the stalls of the lively Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado. Experience the hustle and bustle of the market with locals selling handcrafts, textiles, purses, clothing, and trinkets. You’ll find the biggest selection and liveliest atmosphere on Saturdays. The market also has a large food court. Feel free to haggle on prices and take in the atmosphere as you search for souvenirs or accessories. Be sure to stop by the fruit and vegetable market to try out something exotic. Put Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Otavalo trip maker site .
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  • Picturesque place where you can find handicrafts, especially in wool with a variety of blankets, ponchos, cushions and an as there are in tissues, if you travel to Otavalo, not to be missed
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  • Make sure before you buy if it really craft or the 'made in China' poncho with a match try to set it on fire, the synthetic burned.
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  • It's a must when you are visiting Otavalo. It's a day trip from Quito. Saturday is the big, big day because the market extends to all the surrounding streets. The market is open every day, even Sunday...  more »
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  • A great market. Spread out. Great variety of colorful local goods of good quality and imagination. Our guide said the prices are better than in Quito. If we were younger would have considered starting an exim biz.
  • Large marcado. Its clean, and the vendors are friendly and will make it fun as you try to get a deal. There are the obligatory wild dogs roaming the streets and the plaza, and one lady kept following me around asking for more money, but mostly just good arts, crafts, mild on food vendors. I only saw three and it was on Saturday. The weekdays had none.
  • Market selling a variety of local handicrafts, largely rugs, scarves, jumpers, jewellery. Friendly and welcoming. Guidebooks all suggest going on a Saturday but we were there on Tuesday and Wednesday and there was plenty on offer and not too busy.
  • It's a very nice place and save a lot of ecuatorian traditions definitely a place to visit if you are in Otavalo
  • Excellent place to shop for alpaca fur related items as well as traditional clothing.

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