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La Recova Municipal Market, La Serena
(1.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Located in the Centre of the city or historic sector is a must when it comes to typical souvenirs of the area, buy your crafts, papayas. For lunch good alternatives to picturesque restaurants, with typical food.
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  • For years it was not and I found a place in time, well preserved, with places that offer different crafts and typical products of our country. Beautiful and typical.
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  • Plate of food small, greasy, with spines, expensive fish for what it is. In the handicraft was very repetitive. The good news is that there are ATMs, the people are kind, easy access, enough places to eat.
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