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Los Dominicos Handicraft Village

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Address: The Map Shows a Location That Is Many Miles From Here Is It | right next to Los Dominicos Metro station, Santiago, Chile
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Activities: Shopping
Description: This handicraft village is a great place to shop for traditional Chilean...
This handicraft village is a great place to shop for traditional Chilean arts and crafts and one of the few places you might be able to bargain in Santiago.
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More than just shopping

My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful morning at this village on the second to last day of our tour in Santiago. Expecting a touristy market filled with the usual souvenirs, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful morning at this village on the second to last day of our tour in Santiago. Expecting a touristy market filled with the usual souvenirs, we were more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived at a charming village full of native trees, small bridges and flowing streams. Although we were a little put off... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Perhaps 100 stalls with mostly handmade or good machine-made versions. Very little made on site, very few workshops visible. Friends tell me most vendors buy their stuff somewhere in town and then really hike the prices. Apparently aimed at tourists who want something quick and easy for their souvenirs.

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Many options of handicraft work, emphasis in works with copper, lapis lazuli and others local gems. Easy access, near the subway. Take your time, it takes a whole afternoon to visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Nice place to visit, but I hear you can get better prices elsewhere. The shopping is set up like a small village with a very pretty church in the front. Most of the merchants take CC/DC.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The market is quite the adventure! Some things are of course over priced and can be purchased for a lower price elsewhere, but it is a great place to walk around and enjoy Chilean handcrafts!

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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Spent about 4 hours wandering around the stalls here and found some absolute gems... lots of things to choose from, with jewellery, alpaca, plants, home furnishings and touristy knick knacks just a start of the selection available. Some places had prohibitive pricing, but others were really open to negotiation (especially when paying with cash!) so take along your bartering cap... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This market is quite big and you will need at least 2-3 hours to browse properly. Some nice local handicraft but overall, pricing is high. Worth a trip if yo have time to spare in Santiago.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Most of the vendors stuff is strickly for the tourist. There are a couple of exceptional artists with their own work, but the rest of the stuff you can pick up almost anywere else for less money. On the positive side I found a potter that does her own work and it is lovely. Plus I did find the jewelry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The closest to "artisan village" in my travels. Unique well made items. And great to just stroll and get a flavour of the variety of regional artisan offerings.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This lovely grouping of true artisan shops is just fabulous. It is pretty and safe, with high quality items. From soft and beautiful alpaca and vicuna clothing, high quality silver jewelry, paintings, wood crafts, to unique clay pottery which you can only get if you travel to Pomaire south of Santiago. There little cafes with good local food also. I... More 

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