Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Market Artisanal La Mariscal and its graffiti, Quito

As tourist, it is nice to stroll a while on La Mariscal market were local products like coffee, cacao and herbs are sold. You also find here souvenirs, clothing and leather products. It is one of the few market we saw in Quito which were focusing on tourism. When you want to buy something, bargaining is a must.

The outer wall of the market is decorated with graffiti, showing visitors images of Ecuadorian culture and history. They cover weaving, tribes, youngsters in the city, vase painting, pottery baking, minority communities and nature.

Als toerist is het leuk eens op zo'n marktje als La Mariscal rond te neuzen. Men verkoopt er lokale producten als koffie, cacao en kruiden. Je vindt er ook souvenirs, kledij en lederen producten. Het is één van de weinige markten die we in Quito zagen, die zich richt op toerisme. Als je iets wil kopen dien je echter af te dingen. 

De buitenmuur van de markt is gedecoreerd met graffiti, om de bezoekers te introduceren in de Ecuadoriaanse cultuur en geschiedenis. Het omvat ambachten zoals weven, bevolkingsminderheden en stammen, jongeren in de stad, schilderen, potten bakken en de natuurgebieden. 

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito cloths

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito groceries

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito graffiti

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito tribe

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito tribe


Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito indian

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito craft

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito tiles

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito painting

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito tatoo

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito culture

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito graffiti

Market Artisanal La Mariscal Quito weaving

Previous Quito article: Trying a local buffet in the Theatrum restaurant

Previous Graffiti article: Graffiti at the abandoned factory district Bassin, Maastricht

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7 comments:

  1. Interesting paintings and I just bet each one tells a lovely story!

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  2. The graffiti is lovely, especially the woman spinning and the guitar. Are tattoos a huge cultural thing there? They sure seem to have a lot of items crammed in everywhere!

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  3. Wow! Awesome paintings you shared with us. It looks each and every painting amazing. Great story behind it. Thanks for sharing it.
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  4. De graffiti is mooi en de markt heel kleurrijk.

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  5. Fantastic painting. I loved behind the story. Thanks for sharing a wonderful post.
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  6. It looks lovely painting. Great color, It tell a great story behind it.
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