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La Recova Municipal Market

Cienfuegos 351, La Serena 1710078, Chile
+56 51 222 8970
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The Municipal Market offers tastes of La Serena's pawpaw products and a variety of craft vendors.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Cienfuegos 351, La Serena 1710078, Chile
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+56 51 222 8970
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"bustling market"
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"potatoes"
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"souvenir shops"
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"papaya"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Recova is a tourist market place that must be visited if you go to La Serena. It is not easy to park nearby so it is advisable to leave your car at the main street, at the block were the church is before the...More

Thank RCCI
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Smallish market w similar products from all vendors. No bargaining or bargains. Just touristy items...no arsenal crafts. For more interesting experience, wander the streets surrounding the market. Great vibe and more authentic!!

Thank Suzie W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A bustling market with fish restaurants upstairs serving reasonable value fish lunches on a balcony over the market area. Worth asking if there is a menu of the day if you can’t decide. Fish soup and fried fish with salad and potato was approx. £6...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Visited this market and we had a lovely lunch at the El Comilon Restaurant. We had a fish sandwich and beers, the fish in the sandwich was really fresh and tasty. The market was really busy with lots of shops and stalls selling everything from...More

Thank SAB5859
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Lots of great souvenirs for cheap and not cheap. Anything from food to jewelry to random things. A mix of generic stuff and artesanal goods. Not overly packed and not overly pushy sales people.

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We are on a cruise that offered a day tour to La Serena that included a stop at the market. We heard it was the market to shop in. But unless your looking for goods that look like they could have been made in China,...More

Thank judystephen
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

There is some tacky tourist stuff here which looks to be from China, but there were also some jewelry maker/sellers, two of whom were exceptionally talented. A fellow traveler who is also a jewelry designer was wowed. Beautiful natural gems available, some really magnificent pieces.

Thank Adam R
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing place a few years ago. Now, the place is full with strange people that you don't know what could happen.. dangerous for someone's, not so secure for foreigners. Sad but it's a reality in La Serena downtown.

Thank superdiscovery
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We ended our tour to La Serena at this location. Busy, clean, plenty of vendors, locals and tourists. The market is located both indoors and outdoors. The indoor section is located in a colonial building that oozes charm. An abundance of produce and products available....More

2  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The La Recova Minicipal Market has a lot to offer from great local eateries to clothes stores and souvenir shops. I recommend a visit even if it's just to walk around

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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