Gleaming piles of fresh fish and crustaceans atop mounds of sparkling ice thrill foodies and photographers alike at the Mercado Central.
La Vega Central
Raspberries, quinces, figs, peaches, persimmons, custard apples…if it grows in Chile you’ll find it at La Vega Central, which is...
Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours run to 12 stops between the Centro district and Parque Arauco mall. Check the online map for...
Rail services north once left from Estación Mapocho. Earthquake damage and the decay of the rail system led to its closure, but it's...
Founded in the 1930s, this classic bakery makes fantastic empanadas – Chilean food journalists recently awarded them second place in a...
La Piojera information
Saved from developers by protests from its loyal clientele – including presidents and poets – this bare-bones drinking den is the real deal. Noisy regulars pack the sticky tables, which are crammed with glass tumblers of the two house specialties: chicha, sweet Chilean cider, and the earth-moving (or gut-wrenching) terremoto, a potent mix of wine and ice cream. Sawdust strewn on the cement floor soaks up spillage.