Mercado Artesanal is a small and bustling market full of artisan handiwork, which is located on Calle Reina Victoria (on the edge of La Mariscal) and close to Parque El Ejido. The market is home to permanent stalls that sell Ecuadorian hand-knit goods, wood carvings, silver, jewelry and native musical instruments, among other items. The Mercado Artesanal de La Mariscal is a significantly smaller version of the famed indigenous market in Otavalo, but you can find most everything here that you would there, without having to make the 3.5-hour journey. All things can, and should, be bartered for, whether youâ€™re looking for souvenirs or an addition to your alpaca sweater collection. Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Jorge Washington, between Juan LeÃ³n Mera and Reina Victoria
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:daily 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:daily 7 p.m.
Travel Skills: None