- Available in: English, Spanish
- Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
About the guru Jaime
I am a 44-year-old freelancer, who has had the opportunity to travel around some parts of the world and I have known the Tip Based Walking Tour system, a medium that has caught my attention and I want to replicate it in my country, together with the kindness and hospitality that characterize the Chilean. About me, I am a nice guy, and I like being a good host with the visits... More »
I am a 44-year-old freelancer, who has had the opportunity to travel around some parts of the world and I have known the Tip Based Walking Tour system, a medium that has caught my attention and I want to replicate it in my country, together with the kindness and hospitality that characterize the Chilean. About me, I am a nice guy, and I like being a good host with the visits I receive from other places, which has allowed me to experience the possibility of presenting my city and its surroundings. As a result, I want to take advantage of this and be able to guide you through Chile, from north to south, from its beautiful beaches to its ancient glaciers.
About the tour
In this Free Tour through the traditional markets of Santiago de Chile, we will find one of the oldest neighborhoods in the capital, founded in 1601, and which today is the core of the city's supplies. This sector, formerly known as “La Chimba”, is on the north bank of the Mapocho River and for more than 100 years, the population that lived there was isolated from the south, where the great mansions and power center of the Creole elite, after the founding of Santiago in 1541. The expression "After God, there is the Vega" reflects the popular feeling of this area, where a significant neighborhood was generated, a place inhabited by the most humble people of the city. between nationals and foreigners, despite being one of the richest sectors from the point of view of agriculture. The tour begins at the foot of the equestrian sculpture of Don Pedro de Valdivia, founder of Santiago, in the city's Plaza de Armas, to later head north of the capital, through the old "Inca Trail", where We will explore the "Central Market", a gastronomic sanctuary of the food of the vast sea that Chile has, no less than 4000 kilometers long, where you can enjoy the representative dishes of the country. Later we will go to the "Mercado Tirso de Molina" multicultural area of typical restaurants, which houses nationals and foreigners, all with their rich variety of foods and preparations for direct sale to the public. Later, we will walk to the current food market known as “La Vega Central”, a place that houses the wholesale food markets of the city. Also, in the same area is the "Pérgola de las flores", famous for its homonymous play from 1960, represented by the most renowned actors of the Chilean theater. To conclude, we will appreciate the street art that was born as a consequence of national and foreign feelings.
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