Diversity is its strong point: you'll find anything you can think of here.

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Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

Shopping haven

Between the streets Jorge Washington, Juan León Mera and Reina Victoria, at the heart of the city centre, you'll find this urban artisan market which is one of the main shopping centres in the city. Its charm stems from its street-market style and strong sense of tradition. With over one hundred stalls, a large number of artisans bring their work here to be sold or simply displayed, creating an explosion of colour that never fails to impress. Diversity is a strong point here: fabrics, clothing, flags, wooden or mental utensils, jewellery, musical instruments and even food. You'll be spoilt for choice! The market, which opened in 2000, was devastated by a fire and came close to disappearing forever; however, like a phoenix from the ashes, it came back stronger than ever and soon became one of the most visited places in the city centre.

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