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Feria de Verduras - Market Valparaíso - Chile

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, a huge outdoor farmer's market of fruits and vegetables opens early in the morning to sell all kinds of local produce dirt-cheap. Here you can get a kilo of kiwi for CLP 200 (US$0.40) or a big chunk of sweet potato for next to nothing. But the long walk down the colorful gauntlet full of vendors asking you to try their oranges or olives or sweet dried fruits is enjoyable on its own. Be careful with your camera or handbag when strolling through the market as it is notorious for petty theft.

Along Avenida Argentina near the National Congress building
Congreso Nacional, Valparaíso , Chile

Market Types:
Flower market, Food market

Getting There
The market is a short walk from the bus station toward the Congreso Nacional. From the center of town, you can catch a micro or colectivo toward the congress building. The market stretches along Av. Argentina for several blocks.

Relative price: Very cheap

Open Hours from:Morning

Open Hours to:Dusk

Days Closed:Only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Travel Skills: None

There is an interesting antique market just up the street from the Feria de Verduras in Plaza O'Higgins, and you can also visit the imposing building of the National Congress nearby.

Here are other activities in and around Congreso Nacional that may be of interest: Plaza O'Higgins Antique and Book Market,

By Lauren Yero
I am a recent liberal arts graduate who travels as a compulsion. I have lived in several regions of the US as well as briefly abroad in England and...
31 Jul 2008

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