Trip Planner:   South America  /  Ecuador  /  Azuay Province  /  Cuenca  /  Homero Ortega

Homero Ortega, Cuenca

4.6
#1 of 27 in Shopping in Cuenca
Art Gallery · Specialty Museum
Create an itinerary including Homero Ortega
Pick up a woven straw hat and tour a hat museum at Homero Ortega, a manufacturer the famous Panama hats. Made from a specific type of palm frond that only grows on the coast of Ecuador, some Panama-type hats can take up to six months to make and can cost several hundred dollars. At this site, you can visit a workshop to learn about the complex production process and check out the museum charting the history of hats, presented through an array of tools, artifacts, and old photographs. Plan to visit Homero Ortega during your Cuenca vacation using our convenient Cuenca attractions planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Homero Ortega reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
369 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Informative , now we understand how these hats are made and the work that goes into it . I loved seeing the photos of different women who wore the hats . I wish they had had smaller hand bags for us.....  more
    Informative , now we understand how these hats are made and the work that goes into it . I loved seeing the photos of different women who wore the hats . I wish they had had smaller hand bags for us.....  more »
  • I have always wanted to get a real panama hat and was so fortunate to visit Ecuador last month. I couldn't go to Cuenca, went to Homero Ortega store in Quito instead. The selection was great, and... 
    I have always wanted to get a real panama hat and was so fortunate to visit Ecuador last month. I couldn't go to Cuenca, went to Homero Ortega store in Quito instead. The selection was great, and...  more »
Google
  • I highly recommend purchasing a panama hat here. They are hand made, functional & classy for whatever your need. They will help you find one that fits your style & stitch it down to your size in just 2 minutes to fit perfect. Absolutely fabulous, with a wide variety of styles & prices. - USA lady tourist visiting Cuenca, Equador
  • A factory tour that shouldn't be missed, a family member actually took our group around. And the store is amazing, I wanted a hat of better quality and I found it.

Plan your trip to Cuenca

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.