‪Sunday Textile Market‬

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‪Sunday Textile Market‬
3.5
‪שווקי פשפשים ושווקי רחוב‬

3.5
‪52 reviews‬
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Hafra
קווינסלנד, אוסטרליה‪34 contributions‬
‪Worth a visit‬
זוגות • יוני 2019
‪While the Sunday textile market part seemed quieter than our last visit in 2011 it is still worth a visit. Many tourists only look at the textiles and clothing sold to visitors around the plaza. Recommend you walk away from the plaza as more interesting is the local produce market where locals are selling to locals.

We had a wonderful meal at the Pukara Wasi restaurant in a lovely courtyard off one of the streets from the Plaza.

If you are not afraid of local buses for 10 Boliviana you can get the local mini bus from Sucre and enjoy the ride with locals. Otherwise more expensive tours are offered from Sucre‬
‪Written 16 ביוני 2019‬
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Frank v
מדיין, קולומביה‪246 contributions‬
‪Nice‬
לבד • אפר׳ 2019
‪They sell everything not only textile. It's nice don't come to late best in the korning.
And don't stay at Hosteling International, food is good there.‬
‪Written 9 במאי 2019‬
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GraceBojo
Portland, OR‪58 contributions‬
‪Tourist Bus from Plaza 25 May‬
לבד • ינו׳ 2019
‪Tarabuco has a regional market on Sundays, and a textile market is included for tourists. There were a few vendors at the textile market selling hand-made indigenous textiles, and also the usual less expensive items found in Sucre’s tourist stalls.

It’s interesting to see how people in towns without a supermarket obtain their food, household items, clothes, hardware, garden needs etc. Vendors and buyers come from the area and set up the huge weekly market.

As of January, 2019, Oasis Bolivia travel agency was providing a bus to Tarabuco on Sundays which leaves from in front of the Sucre cathedral at 8:30 am, and returns to Sucre around 3 pm. Fare is 50 bs. Most hostals can sell you a ticket: they call Oasis to get a seat number, collect the money, and give you the ticket. (You can also get a collectivo bus from a more distant bus stop in Sucre.) In Tarabuco the bus lays over for the day at a decent restaurant where you can get a good lunch.‬
‪Written 14 בינואר 2019‬
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Rod P
סנטה קרוס, בוליביה‪256 contributions‬
‪The journey from Sucre is better than the arrival in Tarabuco‬
משפחה • נוב׳ 2018
‪Really there is very little that you can buy in Tarabuco that cannot be bought in Sucre, however you cannot blame the Pueblito for trying to attract visitors even though it is said ' when you are tired of Sucre, you are tired of life'.
The journey is about 1h 30m and passes the new airport which itself is 45 minutes outside Sucre. A taxi will typically charge around 80Bs per person for the round trip, waiting for you while you shop in Tarabuco.
The journey, once the outskirts of Sucre are passed, is delightful. The road is steep and twisty and, for those trainspotters amongst us, offers some tantalising views of the now abandoned Sucre - Tarabuco railway. A magnificent archway in the shape of a traditional Tarabuco hat marks the turn off from Route 6 into the Pueblito.
Once in the village you will see the textile stalls branching off from the main plaza (traffic free on Sunday). There is a somewhat gruesome statue of a Bolivian Soldier (in Yampara costume) holding the heart of a defeated (Spanish?) soldier. He has blood running from his mouth implying that he has bitten (or eaten) the heart he is holding.
There is an excellent small restaurant (Restaurant Samay Wasi) off the main square selling a belt stretching lunch for 35 Bs. Get there early to avoid having to wait for a table.‬
‪Written 17 בנובמבר 2018‬
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SBFELIX
פורטו אלגרה, RS‪83 contributions‬
‪Amazing‬
חברים • ינו׳ 2018
‪Not only a textile market, but a cultural experience.
Really cheap textile articles, local food and can see how the local people of country side of Bolivia Live.
Highly recommended! ‬
‪Written 7 בינואר 2018‬
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AHZambia
לונדון, UK‪949 contributions‬
‪Lovely market, minimum hassle‬
חברים • אוק׳ 2016
‪About an hours drive from Sucre this market felt very traditional and not at all touristy (although there were tourists there). Lots of locals going about their daily business; it's worth walking to the vegetable market too (we didn't see other tourists there) which is a couple of blocks away from the main square.

‪Written 30 באוקטובר 2016‬
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AAnders
לונדון, UK‪7 contributions‬
‪Excellent beautiful handicrafts‬
משפחה • אפר׳ 2015
‪From reading the negative reviews here I believe I had a different experience when I went with my family (who live in Sucre, I'm from England). I don't know if that's because we went in our own vehicle, we could stop when we wanted at the villagers along the way. It's hard to find textiles by the Tarabuco people everywhere, mostly whom live in the countryside. We bought some lovely textiles at the market, which take them months to make. Yes there is loads of tat, but there's loads of real textiles too. I have some wall hangings, a bag, most take 6 months to make, the textiles by the men are beautiful too, full of vivid colour. There are genuine handmade pieces there, possibly amongst the tat, that are definitely worth the money. I don't recall it being particularly tourist friendly, not many places to sit and have a drink. The Tarabuco people are very friendly though. Maybe it's changed in the last four years?‬
‪Written 6 במרץ 2016‬
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cazbatt
בארנסלי, UK‪2,506 contributions‬
‪Nothing special‬
חברים • יוני 2015
‪We had a trip to the market sold to us as a must see - it was supposed to be a market full of textiles and handicrafts where the vendors travel miles on donkeys to sell their wares.

I came away very disappointed, the biggest part of a the market was just an everyday market selling anything and everything (and lots of tat!), there were some handicraft stalls but only what can be found anywhere else in Bolivia. Also there were loads of vans so I think the part about all the stuff being brought on donkeys was exaggerated.‬
‪Written 23 באוגוסט 2015‬
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MrDoughnut
לונדון, UK‪66 contributions‬
‪Great Sunday activity and Oasis Tours were good‬
זוגות • יולי 2015
‪Looking on TA and seeing only 3.5 for this, we thought twice about coming here. But for such little money (most tour agencies in Sucre sell the bus tickets) and having a Sunday free, we went for it.

Our 'tour' ended up being carried out by Oasis which actually weren't bad at all - the bus was easy to find, comfortable enough and they seem to have a partnership with a good restaurant owner near the market that takes care of you when you arrive (gives you loads of information in English, etc). The market itself was a nice surprise - of course there was always going to be tourist tat (as there is in much of Bolivia) but also we found a couple of gems, including some local hats that some of the women were wearing. We thought we might pick up a traditional weaving from here, but you are better off getting these from a fair-trade shop in Sucre (we bought two amazing ones).

People watching was ace, as was getting away from the tourist tat sectors of the market (the market covers a big area!). Definitely a good, cheap Sunday activity.‬
‪Written 20 באוגוסט 2015‬
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Smauky
‪45 contributions‬
‪Decent trip‬
‪After a pretty nice ride through the countryside we got to the market without any expectations. The stuff they offer there is nothing you don't get at other places in Bolivia.
But locals are quiet welcoming and people watching is interesting.
All in all a decent experience on a slow Sunday in Bolivia.‬
‪Written 7 במרץ 2015‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

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