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“Interesting Artsians in an Interesting Setting”

Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
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$140.00*
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Santiago Artisan Village and Sculpture Park
Ranked #49 of 508 things to do in Santiago
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Owner description: 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.
Ojai, California
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Interesting Artsians in an Interesting Setting”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you are into quality goods made by local artsians this is the place for you. You will find many of the folks producing their goods in their little shops. It is easy to get to and easy to get around. It is located at one end of the Metro's Red Line. It is good for about 2 hours and there are adequate toilet facilities on the grounds. Avoid Mondays as several of the shops are closed.

I am not a shopper but I did enjoy looking around while my better half shopped to her hearts content. There are ample places to sit down in the shade and have a beer. What else could you ask for. Everybody is satisfied!

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good Artesian selections”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This local market village is a maze of small market type cottages exhibiting a wide selection of local arts and crafts. It is a good place to purchase such goods at a reasonable price. Higher end products. Advertised as opening at 10.00 am on the Sunday we went, but most traders opened from 11.00 am onwards.
Worth a visit, but not for high end products.

Visited December 2012
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san diego, ca
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“A bit disappointing”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We decided to walk from our hotel, Santiago Marriott, to Los Dominicos Handicraft Village even though our concierge said it was too far. All in all, it took us about 50 minutes and it was an easy walk. Got to the village to find lots of small little shops. While some of the items were nice, most were cheap looking and very expensive for what they were. We went there with the intention of buying some gifts for friends and family but left with nothing. The bathrooms are free here but they were closed.

Visited February 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Very good to spend a Sunday morning”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Members have already said a lot about Los Dominicos but not enough to say that the less expensive way to get there is by Metro/Cab. Take Line #1(Red) up to Los Dominicos, the terminal station. The round trip fare will cost you about US$4,00 and the station is 15 minutes way. From there you can take a cab by the curb and in 10 minutes you´ll be there. The cab is around CL$1.300,00 pesos or US$3,00. Anything cheaper and faster than that? I don´t think so.

Visited February 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Enjoyable visit, fun to browse & shop”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Los Dom is worth a visit. 150 artisans housed in a series of adjoining cottages set around a central courtyard with plenty of greenery & shade. The goods are of a certain quality, attrative design, all natural materials. We've visited similar artisan villages in other cities which didn't have the same critical mass of artisans or range & quality of goods. The Village is on the east side of town, away from the main attractions, but easy to get to. We took the Metro (red line) to the end of the line and it's a short walk from the station. Prices on the high side, but we found a couple of shops that had what were looking for at reasonable prices, so we happily made our purchases. Closed on Mondays.

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