La Recova Municipal Market, La Serena

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Roam the stalls of La Recova Municipal Market, a market and artisanal fair that dates back to the 17th century as a merchant center. The building was destroyed several times, first by a fire in 1965 and then an earthquake in the 1970s. In 1981, the present market was inaugurated by Augusto Pinochet and was, at the time, the first building with an escalator in the city. Browse the numerous stalls that line the first floor, which sell local delicacies, arts, crafts, souvenirs, and vibrant handmade jewelry. Visit the second floor for a meal at one of the restaurants, which serve traditional local dishes and fresh seafood. Plan a La Serena trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • La Recova is a colonial building, a meeting point for tourists where you can find varied crafts from the northern part of Chile, there are also typical products of the fourth region. On the second floor you will find restaurants, hairdressers and others...... Hygiene services are also available. Open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17.00 hrs, Saturdays from 10;00 to 15:00 hrs and on Sundays attend some stalls, Worth a visit!!!!! ideal for buying souvenirs and papaya products.
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  • La Recova is a very picturesque place, where local handicrafts are sold and above all Papayas in all its varieties, jams, preserves, sweets, ligth, among others, the people who attend in the place are very friendly, a good place to meet in La Serena.
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