Chile, Santiago. The Mercado Central houses a picturesque fruit, vegetable and fish market together with a large number of small sea-food restaurants. The metal structure was prefabricated in England and erected in Santiago in 1868AD.

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Gleaming piles of fresh fish and crustaceans atop mounds of sparkling ice thrill foodies and photographers alike at the Mercado Central. Look for congrio (conger eel), locos (Chilean abalone), piure (an orange tunicate) and other local specialties.