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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Stopped here on our way to quilotoa and it was my first time seeing and indigenous market. I found it very intresting and authentic. Almost everything I asked for costed a dollar (bread, "pancakes", fruit, meat) and it was really great to see the locals...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shatiel
Reviewed 6 July 2018

There is nothing 'artisanal' about this place; it is a working market that swells the town of Saquisilí on Thursdays. I'm not sure why there is the half-hearted 'indigenous market' angle; country folk of all stripes (indeed including highly indigenous people) are about. You don't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pit L
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is an extensive, colorful, and very interesting market spread over at least three plazas. There are lots of indigenous vendors selling all kinds of things including fruits and vegetables, animals, furniture, and clothing. Lots of cooked food for sale as well. However, there are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was a great cultural experience. We managed to catch the end of the Thursday livestock market, and then went round the fruit and other stalls. It's the biggest market I've ever seen, and the most interesting. There are a few stalls for jewellery and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank gr33nsp1der
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Open only on Thursday, this is a huge market which spreads across several different plazas in the small town of Saquisili. It is not really tourist oriented although there certainly are booths which offer souvenir type merchandise. But mainly this is for the people -...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vox69nn
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is one of the outstanding cultural experiences of my life. Find a way to see both the livestock market and the seemingly endless food markets. You never imagined that a pig had so many parts that could be fried! Or that you could take...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank CarolineArizona_11
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Having visited a few markets in Ecuador including Ibarra, Otavolo and some of the coastal ones - I found Saquisili one of the most genuine. I arrived on Wednesday off the Quilotoa loop and found the pre market (wholesale), pretty cool - with workers carrying...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We visited this place and learned about many different fruits that are not available or seen back home. There was nothing out that made as say "farout". But the visit was nice to learn of different fruits, their varieties, how there are over 50 different...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This market is held only on a Thursday and is spread out over at least 6 different plazas dotted through the town so we did a lot of walking. One whole area was devoted to livestock such as pigs, sheep and llamas; another is full...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Beenmostplaces
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

Here you can see the real indigenous culture of Ecuador!! The clothes, the language, the products it's somethig amazing!! You can find a lot of kinds of vegetables (fresh and cheep). The people only speak Spanish or Quechua but if you are clever you can...More

Thank Diego F
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