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La Recova Municipal Market, La Serena
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Roam the stalls of La Recova Municipal Market, 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 Municipal Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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 »
  • I went to La Recova for second time in 10 years and it seemed to me that it has not changed much. There are few local, somewhat dirty abroad and had many people in restaurants, managing to attract customers (which was quite annoying). On this occasion we traveled nearly 6 km to get to see it, but I don't think it's a must-see place of the city. They should take care of it better to make it more attractive to visitors.
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  • It is not a place to visit, it is very swarming, it falls in the broken. It tries to be a typical place, but it is the height of the concept. Attention is bad and little formal, hygiene leaves much to be desired.
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