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La Vega Central

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Davila Baeza 700, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market clearly is a place for locals not tourists like the central market. Lots of different stalls selling fruit, veggies, meat and an array of other things. Clean, well lit, super friendly vendors; and a generally feeling that it’s perfectly safe to explore as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 6 February 2019

The Vega is adjacent to or on the other side of the Central Market. Here the emphasis is on the vegetables and fruits available in Chile. We wanted to search out some spices...found several great section of stalls, and some lunch minus the chicken /...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

To get there you must cross the bridge over the Mapocho River from Mercado Central or Cal y Canto metro Station. The market is big and you can find all kind of vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses at very low prices. You can even find exotic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SIBARITA0305
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

One of our highlights in Santiago was this bustling market— and the nearby Tirso de Molina and flower markets. So many colors, products, smells and sounds. We ate lunch in the center of the market and had traditional Chilean soup with chicken, corn, squash and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

As you would expect, Vega gives you an idea of the productivity and wealth of Chile's central valley agriculture. Highly recommended and probably best to come with a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sfillipow
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

I took an uber there to get excellent A bag of Merken (the chilean smoky spice) for 1000 pesos. It is a much better deal than the airport of course and better quality. The market is fun, colorful and busy. I carried my bag in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 727monav
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

5th best market in the world, very very busy, sells everything you could need, fruit and veg everywhere. Make sure you keep all you belongings close to you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sam61293
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Wednesday the 28th November around 15.30 I visited the La Vega markets. Less than half of the stalls were open, but there were lots of people selling things outside it. As a blue eyed Scandinavian girl, I didn’t feel safe. I was pulled over to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanniMT
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This is a market for locals. That may sound adventurous but the place was so desolate that I don’t think even pickpockets operated there. It was pretty dirty and modestly crowded. I may have seen one fruit that I was not yet familiar with from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeLaZe
Reviewed 26 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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