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Mixed emotions

I agree with previous contributors that the Mercado de Chillan is not what it used to be. Having... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fun To Explore

We had a fun time exploring the local merchants and seeing the different goods for sale. My wife... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ronnie O
Lewiston, United States
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17 Oct 2017
“A lot of souvenirs ”
3 Nov 2016
“I wish we had more time here to experience the food and more”
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! Every time I go looks bigger and better. Big variety of souvenirs to buy and brin to those loved ones. People around at the shops are very friendly and nice u can negotiate prices and get them for a lower price...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This place is a must if you are in Chillan, very well managed, full of people everywhere, lots of food to offer, also lots of local craft, really a lovely place to visit while in Chillan

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I agree with previous contributors that the Mercado de Chillan is not what it used to be. Having said that I feel that it is still one of the best places to get souvenirs and taste typical southern food. However make sure you don't go...More

2  Thank LVSyd
Reviewed 8 September 2016

You have time? need souvenirs .. so go to Mercado de Chillan, not more than this. To know local food and buy small souvenirs. not more.

1  Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a fun time exploring the local merchants and seeing the different goods for sale. My wife was especially excited when she saw a wheelbarrow full of cilantro. She had never seen so much at one time...and since she loves cilantro she took photos...More

1  Thank Ronnie O
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a market-lover, every city I visit I must go to see its market. I had higher expectations for Chillan market. However it is actually a great place to get vegetables and fruits and the famous longaniza made by local producers. It is...More

1  Thank Marsstars
Reviewed 22 September 2015

It's a traditional market with a flavor of the local culture and customs. If you're looking to get in touch with what is truly from origin I believe this is a place to visit. The 'Longanizas' are known countrywide and good if you feel like...More

1  Thank anovoa
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It is celebrated and when I went there ten years ago it seemed really rather good but this last time I was not so thrilled - maybe I am getting blasé about South American craft goods, and in some places - not here - things...More

1  Thank cleghorn
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We were able to walk to this market from our hotel. It was a very large market that offered everything (and I mean everything) from chicken feet to zippers. We were able to purchase some spices that had been recommended to us when we took...More

1  Thank JWS57
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