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“Come here to shop on your last day”

Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
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$140.00*
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Santiago Artisan Village and Sculpture Park
Ranked #49 of 519 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.
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Take the red line metro to the last stop-Los Dominicos. You will find the artisan shops behind and to the right of the large white church. Entrance is free and all the items sold here are certified made in Chile. There are so many shops that you will have trouble seeing everything in an afternoon. This is a wonderful place to find souvenirs to take home. There are two small sandwich and drink shops that are inexpensive. Bring a jacket or a wrap from April-November. Or buy one there! This is a perfect place for older travelers as it is flat, with only a few stairs at the entrance.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Yesterday, I went to Los Dominicos village with a friend. It is a good replica of a little inland Chilean village. Being an artist myself, I truly enjoyed watching paintings, ceramic pieces, copper, semiprecious jewelry and other art stuff. Prices, a bit high, but that is common in Chile. We ate there and for the first time tried pastel de choclo (very good) although it is a little annoying having flies around when eating. Juices and palta (avocado) are delicious anyplace you go in this country and Los Dominicos is no exception. Overall, it was an interesting experience.

Thank Mildred L
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Located about a 5 minute walk from the metro line's Los Dominicos stop. Walk through a park and you're there. The shops are set up like a little village and it is very peaceful and quiet. Many of the shops have unique crafts while others have the typical tourist items. Prices seemed a little high. One item we saw was almost double the price of the same item at the shop in the central market. If you have time, it's worth your time to walk through it.

1  Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Los dominicos handicraft village is one of those places that you must see when in Santiago Chile. Easy to get to from the several hotels in town since the Los Dominicos subway stop is the end of the line. walking out onto the street you head towards the old twin white tower church and pass through the produce market ( saturday ) . Once at the church you turn right , go through the parking lot down a small hill and through the Artisan Gates, you can't miss it.
The old village has many shops that have everything made by the artisan shopkeepers to Artisans that they represent. You will find everything from wool ponchos, leather goods, ceramics, pottery and even various local herbs. There are a few restaurants with outdoor mud and straw ovens , for local food and of course great coffee. have a break of course and then onto more store browsing and shopping.

You need to allow at least 2-3 hours to really experience this place .

Make sure you include this in your things to do in Santiago as it should not be missed.

Thank cellantenna
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

EVERYONE in our family with teenagers enjoyed shopping in this old village FILLED with items actually made in Chile (some even before our eyes) including: leather, pottery, art objects, paintings, weaving, wood, jewelry, clothes and other things that were made in Chile. It has a unique atmosphere and it continues to wind around. Check out my pictures to see what a quaint, sweet, calming retreat this is to shop and get a bite to eat in. I wasn't the only person to find Chile treasures….so did my son (18) ,daughter (21) and husband. The shop owners are helpful without being pushy. You would be fine to walk around here alone during the day (no idea about night) and linger in the places that intrigue you the most. Los Dominicos is a metro station on Line 1 of the Santiago Metro- so it is very accessible even without a car. This Village is the same as the shopping area Centro Artesanal that is listed as a different shopping area on Trip Advisor. Being from the States and seeing so many unique things, I can't imagine why it's not listed as the #1 place to shop! It's a fun experience even if you don't buy anything. For Lapis we went to Lapislazuli Designs which is located closer to the middle of the city then this….they have many beautiful pieces and jewelry.

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