Mercado de Chillan, Chillan

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Stock up on high-quality produce and souvenirs at Mercado de Chillan, a lively street fair and extensively stocked traditional handicraft market. One of the best examples of the roofed farmer's markets found all over Chile, the mercado delights with the sheer variety of Chilean cuisine specialities as well as organic fruit and vegetables. Handicrafts of excellent workmanship feature styles from all over Latin America, with stalls offering leather, wool, woven baskets, and carved wood. Work out when and for how long to visit Mercado de Chillan and other Chillan attractions using our handy Chillan family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    In the market of Chillán will find a myriad of crafts, at the best prices and of excellent quality (some items last year using on a daily basis, I say this from experience), handicrafts are a place to go and be able to buy with confidence.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Despite the harassment of the dependent of the market, we with my lady lunch typical here. Very rich fried fish, juice and embers, good omelette!
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  • July 27, 2017
    For anyone looking for crafts is a very good place. Full of options in leather and wood and good prices. Nice place and typical.
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Look east of the main O'Higgins thoroughfare for the greatest concentration of accommodations available in Chillan. Some upscale hotels flank grand boulevards, offering various facilities and extras, including pools, spas, and restaurants. Smaller boutique options offer some of the most stylish rooms in town, while simple family-run guesthouses provide budget-friendly options. You can also look farther out of town to the region's ski resorts and remote eco-lodges, providing a wealth of activities throughout the year, come snow or shine.
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