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Mixed emotions

I agree with previous contributors that the Mercado de Chillan is not what it used to be. Having... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
LVSyd
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fun To Explore

We had a fun time exploring the local merchants and seeing the different goods for sale. My wife... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ronnie O
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Lewiston, United States
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17 Oct 2017
“A lot of souvenirs ”
3 Nov 2016
“I wish we had more time here to experience the food and more”
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! Every time I go looks bigger and better. Big variety of souvenirs to buy and brin to those loved ones. People around at the shops are very friendly and nice u can negotiate prices and get them for a lower price...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is a must if you are in Chillan, very well managed, full of people everywhere, lots of food to offer, also lots of local craft, really a lovely place to visit while in Chillan

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I agree with previous contributors that the Mercado de Chillan is not what it used to be. Having said that I feel that it is still one of the best places to get souvenirs and taste typical southern food. However make sure you don't go...More

2  Thank LVSyd
Reviewed 8 September 2016

You have time? need souvenirs .. so go to Mercado de Chillan, not more than this. To know local food and buy small souvenirs. not more.

1  Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a fun time exploring the local merchants and seeing the different goods for sale. My wife was especially excited when she saw a wheelbarrow full of cilantro. She had never seen so much at one time...and since she loves cilantro she took photos...More

1  Thank Ronnie O
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a market-lover, every city I visit I must go to see its market. I had higher expectations for Chillan market. However it is actually a great place to get vegetables and fruits and the famous longaniza made by local producers. It is...More

1  Thank Marsstars
Reviewed 21 September 2015

It's a traditional market with a flavor of the local culture and customs. If you're looking to get in touch with what is truly from origin I believe this is a place to visit. The 'Longanizas' are known countrywide and good if you feel like...More

1  Thank anovoa
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It is celebrated and when I went there ten years ago it seemed really rather good but this last time I was not so thrilled - maybe I am getting blasé about South American craft goods, and in some places - not here - things...More

1  Thank cleghorn
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We were able to walk to this market from our hotel. It was a very large market that offered everything (and I mean everything) from chicken feet to zippers. We were able to purchase some spices that had been recommended to us when we took...More

1  Thank JWS57
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