Mercado Central in Santiago, Chile is a popular destination for both food lovers and photographers alike. Massive mounds of fresh-caught crustaceans and fish are displayed on piles of ice.
Shoppers can choose from Chilean abalone, orange tunicate, conger eel, and numerous other local specialties. This wrought-iron marketplace is the best place to go for a hangover cure such as the potato and tomato-based caldillo de congrio.
In addition to offering a tantalizing array of fresh-caught fare, this location also has a number of appealing restaurants. There is also a variety of pop-up stalls featuring fast-moving food vendors who sell fresh-cooked seafood just at the market's periphery.Places nearby:
La Chascona: represents a poet's love 33 km / 20 mi
Jardin Botanico Nacional: An Oasis of Greenery 89 km / 55 mi
Quinta Vergara Park Makes Its Mark on Chile Tourists and Locals 95 km / 59 mi
Casa de Pablo Neruda, El Quisco: The site of the present Isla Negra Museum 95 km / 59 mi
Portal Temuco: Temuco's Shopping Haven 615 km / 382 mi