Mercado 10 De Agosto, Cuenca

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  • Our friend took us to this market which is named after the country’s Independence Day. We went up to the second floor and went through an array of stalls that serves fresh- squeezed natural juices... 
    Our friend took us to this market which is named after the country’s Independence Day. We went up to the second floor and went through an array of stalls that serves fresh- squeezed natural juices...  more »
  • The market hall on calle Larga is not particularly attractive. Functional with two storeys divided by different sections and easily accessible also for suppliers of various kinds of food. This is one....  more
    The market hall on calle Larga is not particularly attractive. Functional with two storeys divided by different sections and easily accessible also for suppliers of various kinds of food. This is one....  more »
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  • If you're in Cuenca this is a great place to shop local. Amazing variety of fruits and vegetables. Interesting meat selections. Clothes hardware, saddles you can find almost anything here.
  • I Iove shopping at the mercados in Cuenca and the size and location of this one is perfect. Warning they can be gritty and very real, especially the meat sections. The fruits and veggies are usually fresher and more vibrant than what you'll find in the super tiendas and the vendors are friendly and helpful, for the most part. But always ask the price and quantity for a dollar first and look at the produce and wares of all the vendors. Many times there are better looking or fresher items on your shopping list just a few stalls down. I walk the mercado completely and return to the best looking produce. After a while you'll establish a relationship with certain vendors and they take care to give you their best produce. Also walk the sidewalks in front and on the side of the mercado, those vendors can have even better looking, fresher produce. Sometimes police shoo these street vendors away from the entrances but they are just across the street.

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