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Cuenca and Vicente Peña Streets, Gualaceo City, Province of Azuay, Ecuador
Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 19:00
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The gastronomic experience offered to tourists by the 25 de Junio Market in Gualaceo is intense. It is a showcase of traditional and typical food from the province of Azuay. The specialty of its sellers is the baked pork.
Thousands of visitors come, especially on the weekends, to the market stalls to try delicacies like mote in all its forms of cooking, corn tortillas, cooked grains like peas or beans, and refreshing drinks.
The physical structure of the place may be modern, but it maintains the distribution and organization of a typical market in the Ecuadorian highlands, with its modest individual shops of vegetables and fruits, meats, groceries and crafts. All this in the midst of the bustle and friendliness of the people. Its covered roof offers comfort and shelter on both sunny and rainy days.
The main dish of the gastronomic offer of June 25th is the baked pig. The typical accompaniment to this way of preparing pork is potato tortillas or "llapingachos", "mote" or cooked corn and fresh onion and tomato salad. To whet everyone's appetite. The owners of the sales are popularly called "caseritas". With them it is possible to haggle over the price, content and size of the dish, while they give a taste of baking.
The baking of pork, a traditional Ecuadorian dish. It consists of roasted pork meat in the oven, previously marinated. It has typical accompaniments like cooked potato or tortilla and mote.
The canton of Gualaceo, "Garden of the Azuay", land of artisans of the footwear and the goldsmith's trade. It has beautiful landscapes and the pleasure of walking along the banks of the Santa Barbara River. Gateway to the Ecuadorian East. The largest orchid production company in the country is located there.