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. With our online itinerary creator, Otavalo attractions like Otavalo Market can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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We visited the market on a weekday rather than the busier Saturday. It was fairly touristy, and the vendors are very pushy. But the merchandise is lovely. more »
The market is advertised as a Saturday market, but it is back to operating every day. Saturdays are busiest because of animal and increased produce sales, but the market filled the plaza square on... more »
Amazing place to buy souvenirs and to get in touch with the lovely and friendly local people.
Great place to buy your souvenirs, always barter
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