We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Recova Municipal Market

Cienfuegos 351, La Serena 1710078, Chile
+56 51 222 8970
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
La Serena and Coquimbo Private City Tour Including Lunch and Archeological...
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Municipal Market offers tastes of La Serena's pawpaw products and a variety of craft vendors.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average37%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
12 Nov 2017
“Not busy on a Sunday”
1 May 2017
“Bustling Market”
Cienfuegos 351, La Serena 1710078, Chile
+56 51 222 8970
Write a ReviewReviews (350)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

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
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
Reviewed 8 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
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

1  Thank Dan L
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
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

On Sunday a lot of shops are closed. From outside La Recova restaurant waiters are already stalking you to get them in their restaurant, which we found really annoying. In 5 minutes around 10 waiters stalked us. Shops are ok for souvenirs.

Thank Leon034
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I'm not a fan of artisan markets at all, but I really liked the building and this is the main reason I recommend visiting. It's colonial charm got me. We've had lunch upstairs and I really enjoyed it so I can recommend eating there as...More

Thank aura_bessie
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a fun place for a quick selection of Chilean articles. Seasons are opposite of North America so I was able to buy a sweater for a very good price because they are ready to get out their spring and summer things! Since visiting...More

Thank Janine O
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This market has a wide variety of local sweets made papaya, the region's local agricultural claim to fame. All sorts of papaya confections litter the stalls. Most of them are reasonably priced at CLP$1000 or less so they're at least worth a try. Of course,...More

1  Thank Haythem19
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This not an artisan market. Just about every stall has the same touristy stuff--and very little of quality. There are a few stands selling fruit and a few stand on the perimeter selling so called hand made jewelry. There is nothing here worth going out...More

3  Thank pbuntarl
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in La Serena
Hotel Casablanca
3 reviews
.14 km away
Balcones De Aragon
17 reviews
.17 km away
Hotel del Cid
78 reviews
.33 km away
Hotel Turismo Berlin
2 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pasta E Brazza
218 reviews
.46 km away
Quai Thai
106 reviews
.31 km away
Donde el Guaton
193 reviews
.10 km away
Sushi and Flowers
117 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Valle del Elqui
1,125 reviews
.35 km away
Plaza de Armas
350 reviews
.56 km away
Catedral de La Serena
202 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Recova Municipal Market staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines