Mercado Artesanal El Aborigen

Said by some to offer more variety than the La Mariscal market. A great choice.

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Mercado Artesanal El Aborigen

In one word? Authentic

At just a few metres from the famous Foch square, in the middle of the capital, many people think this market offers a wider range of products than the extremely well-known La Mariscal. What's more, its pseudo-anonymity makes it a strong contender for the most authentic market in the city. Despite always being very busy, the traffic here is mainly from locals and not tourists: another point in its favour. So, if you're looking for a memento or a gift from Quito that has a strong connection with the city and its culture, you've come to the right place. The market is full of artisan stalls where you'll find anything from clothes to precious metals in all shapes and sizes. It will take a long time to get around this sizeable market, so take your time and enjoy the experience.

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