Looking for authentic cultural immersion in Cuenca? Check out the city’s mercado scene; it’s lively, vibrant, and bountiful, with large bustling indoor and indoor-outdoor produce and meat markets scattered around town. Shopping at, any of the city’s nine large mercados, is a profoundly sensual and visceral experience. Of the three mercados in the historic district, two are large and one is small. The one most tourists visit and where many expats shop, is Diez de Agosto, at the west end of Calle Larga near the corner of Tarqui.The other big one, Nueve de Octubre, is nine blocks away, at the corner…
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