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
About La Recova Municipal Market
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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