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La Vega Central

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Address: Calle Davila Baeza | La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile
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US$77.00*
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Santiago Walking Tour: Food Tastings and Markets Including Lunch
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US$242.99*
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Experience Santiago: Private Food Markets Tour with Cooking Demo and Homemade...
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US$295.00*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Santiago

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Enjoyable market visit!

We walked from our hotel Crown Plaza to the La Vega Central market around 10am in January, before it got too hot. On the way there, we walked through the area where there were a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
Rulian F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We walked from our hotel Crown Plaza to the La Vega Central market around 10am in January, before it got too hot. On the way there, we walked through the area where there were a number of ethnic markets/restaurants - Chinese, Korean, etc. The traffic around La Vega Central was quite congested. It was a large place. There were a... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

An absolutely incredible Farmers type vegetable market. They also have Meat and Fish it's really a pretty authentic experience. I paid about dollar a pound for cherries and strawberries and had a thoroughly enjoyable time looking at everything else

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

La vega is one of the main markets in Santiago. Here you can find a great variety of fruits and vegetables and you can also have lunch for a very cheap price. You can walk around the stands and check the best offers from the "caseros" or just enjoy the friendly fair. This place is part of the local culture... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is what farmers markets were like before they were called farmers markets, and we bought our produce in supermarkets; and is a great place to get fresh fruits and vegetables and everything looked great.

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Thank Howard S
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

La Vega is the main fruit market in Santiago! Worth passing by to check on local living and culture. A lot of different kind, exotic fruits available on a small price. I suggest buying some for a nice snack after the tour and also look for those places where you can try some fresh made juice + soipapillas (hope to... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

this is a great way to see how chileans shop. the markets are really interesting. good prices and places to eat make it worth the visit

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

La Vega is a must in Santiago: a great, noisy, colorful open market with all sorts of delicious fresh produce from all over the contry and beyond (and Chile is world famous for its fruits and wines) Despite its seedy appearance and the prevalen stink of decomposing vegetables, its a safe and clean place. Prices are right, vendors are corteous... More 

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Thank Jose M
Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was a great place to see all the fabulous quality fruits and vegetables that this awesome country of Chile produces. The fruit smelled so great, the vegetables were large a fresh, and we even stopped at an empanada place in the market and had what I think is the best empanada in South America.

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Thank kamiak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We spend a great day walking through La Vega Central. Great market, shops and hospitality! Very accessible by subway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Large covered market area selling fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, spices, fish, meats. Cafes serving Chilean and Peruvian dishes, shwarmahs,fruit juices. Exceptional smells and colours in this organised functioning chaos. Watch out for the veg carts and bicycles in the narrow alleys. Fantastic place to just wander or buy.

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