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Plaza O'Higgins Antique and Book Market - Market Valparaíso - Chile

One of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s favorite pastimes was to come into the city while away at his home in Isla Negra to pick through the antiques at the weekend markets scattered around Valparaíso. On Saturdays, Plaza O’Higgins has perhaps the most popular antique market in town, where you can find everything from chandeliers and phonographs to retro pin-ups and manual camera parts that aren’t excessively cheap but are mostly high quality. There are packs of old men playing chess and Briscas at the tables around the plaza, and there are places to sit and take coffee or have a snack.

Plaza O'Higgins at calle Victoria and Uruguay
Congreso Nacional, Valparaíso , Chile

Market Types:
Antiques/used goods

Getting There
Plaza O'Higgins is directly across from the National Congress on calle Victoria. This is a short walk from the bus station and a quick trip by micro from the center of town.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Morning

Open Hours to:Dusk

Days Closed:Only open on Saturdays

Travel Skills: None

On Saturdays, there's a large farmer's market on nearby Av. Argentina where the produce is fresh, cheap, and abundant. The Congreso Nacional is also right across the street.

Here are other activities in and around Congreso Nacional that may be of interest: Feria de Verduras,

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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