La Vega Central, Santiago
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Browse the stalls of La Vega Central, a landmark of the capital city that dates back to the 18th century. Immerse yourself in the lively, bustling atmosphere of the market, and take part in an authentic Chilean shopping experience. You'll find anything from fresh produce and meat, to spices, tea, homewares, and cosmetics. Best known for its huge variety of fresh fruit, the market offers squash, persimmon, custard apples, quince, and numerous other fragrant, colorful fruits. Purchase meat and vegetables by the kilo, try a freshly squeezed fruit juice, or get a tasty lunch with locals at one of the small, sit-down restaurants. Plan to see La Vega Central and other attractions that appeal to you using our Santiago travel itinerary maker.
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  • Traditional place in the center of Santiago, where you can buy the best agricultural products. Excellent ride and opportunity to purchase within a wide range of products. Very picturesque and popular.
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  • A place to go to eat, to know a little more than the country and of their customs, there are local where is sold souvenirs, others where hire tour and walks inside and out of Santiago.
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  • The place is totally out of the tourist area of the city. For Santiago as she is, it's worth the ride. Is a chaotic place, not very clean, but very interesting. Is the Ceagesp/Ceasa of the city, where you can find any kind ingredient to make your recipes. There you will find many spices, grains, vegetables, fruits of the region the infinitely smaller prices, markets and shops for tourists. Tip: The smoked peppers are wonderful (it's called Merkén). We bought there.
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  • One of the best markets in the world. From seasonal fruits and veggies to gourmet spices and groceries. Tons of butcher's where you'll find beef, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb and horse meat!!! Also lots of small places to eat traditional Chilean and Peruvian cuisine. It is a bit dirty and I'd recommend not to come wearing expensive jewellery. Always keep your bags zipped up and across your chest not hanging from your shoulders.
  • Excellent quality and variety of vegetables. The vendors are warm and friendly. Affordable prices, although not the cheapest.
  • The best marketplace in Santiago for buying all kinds of fruits and vegetables at the best price. Chefs usually come to this place for buying the freshest and tastiest food.
  • The best place to find all kinds vegetables, fruits and food. It gets really crowded so you have to get yourself some patience to go there, but totally worth it
  • Main place to buy vegetables and fruits not only from all the country but from different countries. Very typical place, very attractive for the tourists, near the Central Market (Mercado Central), the Main Square, the Cathedral and different churches.