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La Recova, La Serena

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Flea Market
Roam the stalls of La Recova, a market and artisanal fair that dates back to the 17th century as a merchant center. The building was destroyed several times, first by a fire in 1965 and then an earthquake in the 1970s. In 1981, the present market was inaugurated by Augusto Pinochet and was, at the time, the first building with an escalator in the city. Browse the numerous stalls that line the first floor, which sell local delicacies, arts, crafts, souvenirs, and vibrant handmade jewelry. Visit the second floor for a meal at one of the restaurants, which serve traditional local dishes and fresh seafood. Take a look at our La Serena itinerary planner to schedule your visit to La Recova and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We ended our tour to La Serena at this location. Busy, clean, plenty of vendors, locals and tourists. The market is located both indoors and outdoors. The indoor section is located in a colonial build...  more »
  • The La Recova Minicipal Market has a lot to offer from great local eateries to clothes stores and souvenir shops. I recommend a visit even if it's just to walk around  more »
  • On Sunday a lot of shops are closed. From outside La Recova restaurant waiters are already stalking you to get them in their restaurant, which we found really annoying. In 5 minutes around 10 waiters ...  more »
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  • Typical open market with papaya by products available at convenient prices
  • Good place to shop some souvenirs and typical food such as papaya candies. Restaurant on 2nd floor. Supermarket just outside. Very local :)
  • Feo, fome y flaitee
  • Centro neuralgico
  • Good place to buy things related to the Fourth Region
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