La Vega Central
La Vega Central
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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uncvcutraveller
Riverside, IA509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We visited differeChurrasco nt parts of the market from different countries and also from Chile. Floor was wet so be careful when walking. Tried different foods including the churrasco. Prices cheaper than at restaurants. May want to try to go on the outer edge to eat if you want peace and tranquility.
Written 10 January 2024
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Bill V
Newbury, UK473 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
An area to be avoided. I have visited Santiago about a dozen times since 1980, and I felt extremely intimidated this time, and I was in a car. The area around La Vega is now a tented village of Colombians and other illegal immigrants. A teeming mass of people selling things off the pavement and rubbish and graffitti everywhere. An area I felt safe to walk in four years ago when I last went, I would not even get out of the car now. Dangerous, especially at night. Did not go ito the marekt for my own safety. As a gringo you stand out like a sore thumb.
Written 1 October 2023
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Timmy
Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Local market - not necessarily a must see for every gringo. For those that prefer Bellavista, it’s a short walk or micro small Uber ride
Written 5 March 2023
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,739 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We asked our guide, Sean, from Chile Dream Tours to incorporate this into our city tour and he graciously did...but if we had known what traffic would be like, we would have skipped it! We were thinking this market would have lots of unique fruits and vegetables in it like those we had visited in Costa Rica, Peru, and Ecuador, but we were disappointed to see mostly what we have back in the states with just one or two exceptions. We could've passed on this one...but if you've never been to a market like this, it's interesting if you have the time.
Written 21 January 2020
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Debbie W
Reigate, UK910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If your in town for a Sunday you have to take a walk up. Yes you have to keep a few whits about you but I didn’t feel more at risk than being in any market ...

The veg looks amazing and I love the fact you can find whole shops selling one type! The quality and price is just amazing to see. Not sure the fake rat I saw was a great sales tool but hey ho ... when in Santiago!
Written 11 October 2019
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Steven T
Seattle, WA2,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
La Vega is the market where the locals go. You’ll find numerous stalls of fresh vegetables and fruits here. The second floor is the best kept secret for dining in Santiago. There are rows and rows of restaurants serving authentic Chilean cuisine. If you ate all your meals in Santiago at La Vega you would be doing better than 99% of the other tourists. Be sure to visit the flower market located in a separate smaller building just outside the main building at La Vega.
Written 3 September 2019
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
This is a busy market on a Sunday. Lots of cheap fresh produce, fish, meat and flowers. There is a special flower section. Watch your belongings as you walk through. You can buy most things you might need here.
Written 7 July 2019
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YucelOzacar
Yalova, Türkiye422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is an amazing place with large variety of food. Not just for shopping but also you can sit and eat. It is so colorful and joyfully to walk and get lost among the exhibits. A must see if you are around.
Written 25 June 2019
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Niki HD
New York City, NY43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
What a market La Vega is! Seems to be where the locals shop and eat. Paltas, pan, fish, meat, olives, nuts, dried fruit - all this and more, super affordable and fresh. An experience you can’t miss (both to see and taste!) in Santiago.
Written 13 May 2019
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Unlike the hideous Central Market across the river, this is where locals shop. No hassling tourists, you can walk around without being bothered and look at all the fresh produce.
Written 29 April 2019
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