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La Recova Municipal Market

Address: La Serena, Chile
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The Municipal Market offers tastes of La Serena's pawpaw products and a variety of craft vendors.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The Municipal Market offers tastes of La Serena's pawpaw products and a variety of craft vendors.
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Santiago, Chile
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196 reviews 196 reviews
92 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Come here for handcrafts. But do not expect them to be that nice. Also, everyone in the market has the same products. Not really that many options. Lots and lots of papayas (a nice local fruit) in so many different preparations. Many local restaurants on the second floor. A mandatory visit, fun for the kids. You may find a nice... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Don't expect to be blown away at La Recova. Things are pretty simple with the same ol' crafts that are scattered across Chile. If you want something original, I would advise to go outside the market to the artisanal tables scattered around the outside courtyard. Here you will find hadmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, paintings, etc. La Recova has food upstairs... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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151 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Small place to find souvenirs and food/snacks unique to the area. The day I visited, there were people performing the Chilean cueca folk dance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Fruit and veg downstairs selling by the kilo only (don't ask for a half kilo). Open in the centre, there was a quartet of minstrel musicians and performers there. Another space had a Paraguayan harpist and a third space had a 'free' piano at which a young student practiced. Upstairs are shops selling clothes and a number of restaurants vying... More 

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Recife, Brazil
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

this os probably the biggest handicraft market in La Serena. You can find all of the usual handicraft but there are also quite a few different things to be seen and bought in the stalls on the square in from of the building. There are some reasonable restaurants on the second floor varanda.

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