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The district of La Mariscal is the best place for crafts, from llama rugs and jewellery at La Mariscal Craft Market to ethnic art at Folklore Olga Fisch gallery-shop. Find the finest Panama hats at Homero Ortega & Hijos in the New Town or choose fair-trade wooden bowls and woven mats at the Sinchi Sacha Foundation in the Old Town. Shops are open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm and are closed on Sunday.

La Mariscal Craft Market, Quito. © Quito Visitors' Bureau, www.quito.com.ec
Sinchi Sacha Foundation, Quito. Photo by Horacio Araya, © Quito Visitors' Bureau, www.quito.com.ec
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Sinchi Sacha Foundation

Fair-trade crafts

The non-profit fair-trade Sinchi Sacha Foundation promotes high-quality tribal art. Visit its well appointed and fairly priced gallery-shop Tianguéz in the Old Town for Amazonian crafts such as woven mats, carved bowls, prints, paintings, jewellery, as well as authentic Panama hats.



Opening Hours

Daily 9.30am-6.30pm

Address

Tianguéz, Cuenca and Sucre, Plaza de San Francisco, Old Town, Quito

Telephone

+593 (0) 2 2954 326

Transport

Taxi

Website

Sinchi Sacha Foundation Website

Folklore Olga Fisch, Quito. Photo by Iván Ceballos, courtesy of Olga Fisch
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Folklore Olga Fisch

Exquisite Ecuadorian crafts

Named after the late Hungarian-born artist and collector that founded it, Folklore Olga Fisch is a gallery-boutique with the most exquisite folkloric creations in Ecuador. Look out for hand-embroidered textiles, intricate woven rugs and ethnic ceramics. The New Town branch is the largest of three.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm

Address

E10-53, Avenida Colón & Calle Caamaño, New Town, Quito

Telephone

+593 (0) 2 254 1315

Transport

Taxi

Website

Folklore Olga Fisch Website

La Mariscal Craft Market, Quito. © Quito Visitors' Bureau, www.quito.com.ec
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La Mariscal Craft Market

Local craft market

La Mariscal Craft Market is the most convenient, laid-back and reasonably priced crafts market in Quito. Around 100 stalls offer llama rugs, alpaca jumpers, leather goods, Andean dolls and jewellery. It's a good alternative to the popular market town of Otavalo, as there's no travelling involved.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-5pm

Address

Jorge Washington (between Reina Victoria & Juan León Mera), La Mariscal, Quito

Transport

Taxi

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Santa Clara Market

Local produce and knick-knacks

Just north of La Mariscal district, the bustling Santa Clara Market is a favourite with locals for its fresh produce, meat, flowers and knick-knacks. Browse among the stalls for exotic fruit and juices, dried herbs, food for a picnic, and woven baskets.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 7am-5pm; Sun 7am-3pm

Address

Corner of Versalles & Marchena, La Mariscal, Quito

Telephone

+593 2 2522 321

Transport

Taxi

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Homero Ortega & Hijos

Panama hats

Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, something useful to know before visiting Quito's finest hat specialist, Homero Ortega & Hijos in the New Town. They've been in the business for five generations and only use the best craftsmen.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm

Address

N24-100, Avenida Isabel La Católica & Madrid, New Town, Quito

Telephone

+593 (0) 2 2526 715

Transport

Taxi

Website

Homero Ortega & Hijos Website

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Camari

Local, fair-trade goods

Camari is a delightful and extremely affordable shop, run by a fair-trade foundation promoting artisans in indigenous communities. Purchase hand-made plant soaps, delicious Ecuadorian cocoa, coffee, chocolate and tea from small estates, woven mats, hand-crafted paper and painted figurines.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm; Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Address

2-38, Marchena & Versalles, Santa Clara Market, New Town, Quito

Telephone

+593 (0) 2 254 9407

Transport

Taxi

Website

Camari Website

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