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Free tour

Traditional Markets of Santiago; History, gastronomy and anecdotes.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on December 27, 2019
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Tour description

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 large mansions and center of power of the Creole elite, after the foundation 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", gastronomic sanctuary of food from 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 its 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 work of 1960, performed by the most renowned actors of the Chilean theater. To conclude we will appreciate the street art that has been born as a result of national and foreign feeling.
It should be noted that our guides are professionals authorized by the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Chile, certified under high international standards and all have authorization from Sernatur (National Tourism Service), the entity that regulates this activity in Chile.

We are the only ones with this standard.

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Armas 951987 Santiago Regin ...
    Plaza de Armas 951987 Santiago Regin Metropolitana Chile
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    SUPERIOR EXIT PLAZA DE ARMAS METRO (LINE 5 AND 3) AT THE FOOT OF THE EQUESTRIAN SCULPTURE OF PEDRO DE VALDIVIA, IN THE FRONT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF SANTIAGO.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Thal... 23 Oct 2022
Un tour increíble que Jaime nós preparó, sorpriendente! Recomendo!!
Laura 21 Oct 2022
Buenos Aires
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Un tour muy interesante porque te lleva por lugares que, muy probablemente, no visitarías por tu cuenta. Muy buena información. Una manera distinta de encarar la historia de la ciudad.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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