La Vega Central, Santiago

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Flea Market
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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  • In a new tour I had the opportunity to meet vega Central market, fruits and vegetables of all kinds, from the typical Chilean, imported as exotic. Great food and great prices.
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  • The Central vega shows the real Chile with their strengths and weaknesses, it is a ride that is difficult to achieve since corridors serve walking shopping and dodging to boots, showing the colours and smells of the fruits and vegetables, fresh, dry and frozen, much of the season as exotic vegetables that have been incorporated into the national gastronomy like the immigrants who are the new face of this country with different voices and faces. It allows also to taste the flavors of the foods that ethnic groups have brought with them, as well as the flavours of the Chilean food, all this at affordable price and with live music. In brief visit Vega Central is an x-ray that shows how we speak and eat the Chileans.
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  • Very good prices and lots of variety of fruits vegetables. There is almost everything. It is recommended to carry a bag with wheels to ride more comfortable buying
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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.