Cemuart, 20 years as a permanent artisan fair

The Municipal Artisanal Center (Cemuart) is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it’s currently the most complete artisan center in Cuenca. It opens its doors to more than 5,000 tourists monthly, both foreigners and nationals. It was previously known as the Casa de la Mujer (Home of the Woman). Last year it was remodeled with the intention of holding the merchants from Otavalo that had their stores in the San Francisco Plaza, but later it was decided to remain as the artisanal center. The artisans there are not merely sales middlemen, they’re crafters of everything they sell. You can find variety…

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