Tarabuco is a city in Bolivia, some 40 km from Sucre. It has gained its fame for its handicrafts and arts, however now the market offers only basic household items, low quality clothing and food. There is no difference from markets in other towns. Don't be fooled by tourist agencies and expect you can buy there nice and impressive art or handcraft souvenirs for yourself or your friends because you'll be very disappointed.
Many agencies offer a Sunday daytrip from Sucre, leaving at around 8 AM, at some 30 Bs. Public transport is cheaper. Buses leave regularly from the 'Parada de Tarabuco' which can be found at the intersection of Avenida de las Americas and Avenida German Mendoze. The trip should cost 10 Bs.
Some rural people come to the village to buy basic household items and low quality clothing. Useful only for locals. There is very little for tourists to buy or see. Certainly not worth the 2-hour uncomfortable journey from Sucre.
Many tourists leave shortly after realising there is nothing worth buying. The worst part is the time wasted since it takes more than 5 hours to get there and return back to Sucre.
The market perhaps was once a place to see and buy some textiles and other handicraft items but today (July 2015) it serves only purpose of selling cheap second-hand clothes and essential household items for locals. A section of the market deals not in cash but in barter.
Basic accommodation available.
There are no banks or ATMs