"QUITO: TIANGUEZ" Ecuador Shopping Tip by swesn

Ecuador Shopping: 28 reviews and 31 photos

I certainly recommend this interesting shop located under the San Francisco church.

Once you enter, you feel like you are in some sort of dungeonsor catacombs. The things on display are artworks including ceramics, metallic pieces, masks, etc... inspired by pre-Columbian style, but many done with a modern twist. Indeed, the artworks are fantastic.

I understand this is run by a nonprofit organization that supports indigenous and mestizo artisan groups. While the prices are not souvenir-cheap, the pieces are certainly of higher quality and more unique. Do make some purchases support the local people.

Even if you do not or are unable to buy anything, you should still drop by for a meander around the ancient catacombs.

Directions: Under San Francisco church
Theme: Art

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 24, 2007
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