It is not the best market I have ever been to but it is really good. The size of it is the most amazing part. Seems like it takes up blocks and blocks, multiple buildings and a wide variety of produce, meats, and other items.
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A wide variety of products are sold in its surrounds, principally fresh fruit and vegetables from the Chilean Central Valley.
We were disappointed about the fact that all the fruit vendors we visited wanted to only sell kilo amounts. Too much for two of us. The exception was the meat and cheese, they had 1/4 kilo amounts. There are many fruit vendors outside and around...More
Just an average market, but that does not mean it's not worth a visit. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, clothes and local eateries.
Set in a very busy set of streets with folks and trucks in constant turmoil. A real slice of life unlike the more quaint and "pretty" city markets. We would rate this as "don't go unless you have lots of time on your hands".
We've been over a month now in Chile and this was the first time we've come across this kind of market, which is very common in other South American countries. Great choices of local cuisine, juice stands, fruit, veg, and much more! Unmissable P.S. Watch...More
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...More
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
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...More
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.