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We have been in several markets, but at 15 acres this is the biggest we have been to. Hundreds of thousands of people pass through this market daily and as are all markets, it is a great place to to see, smell and taste the...More
Local raw atmosphere, mixing with the local people in a huge crowded, chaotic, colorful, wall to wall bodies, eclectic market buying fruits, vegetables, fish, and incredible Venezuelan empanadas! Enjoy - you will not regret. We went on a Saturday around 11AM - 1PM - late...More
Visited on a Saturday and it was super crowded. It was amazing enough just to see the market and the chaos. But even better was the quality of the foods we purchased. Amazing mangos, passion fruit, pineapples and other fruits. A must visit if in...More
If you're into food and like to visit the local market, this is the place to go. Full of great colorful food and vegetables, Great place to see the locals buying and selecting the meals for the day. A must stop in Santiago.
If you want to see all the local foods and produce this is the place to visit.
Not very clean but extremely busy as eveyone goes about buying their food and produce here.
Take time to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.
We moved on to here from the Mercado Central to buy vegetables etc. with our cookery course leader - what an amazing place. Some of the veg/herbs were totally new to us, whilst others well known to us were so much larger than back home....More
A great place to experience the local customs and traditions when it comes to food. Colorful food and people with a great selection of fresh and dry food, meats, and packing materials. I love to stroll through these local markets and discover new food. There...More
One of my personal favorites, mainly because of its convenience in terms of price but most importantly, the way it shows both locals and foreigners a key aspect of Chilean culture with the hardworking and happy people that surround it. Possesses a huge variety of...More
When I travel to foreign countries I try to visit the local markets if I can fit it into my schedule. La Vega Central, In Santiago, was a great market! High energy, colorful, and interesting. It is the oldest market in Santiago, at about 400...More
The place is packed with people and packed with incredible quality fruit and veg, meat, and foodstuffs of every kind. It's 60,000 square metres, or the equivalent of two olympic pools by 12 olympic pools. With that many stalls, and so many decisions to make,...More