Santiago's colourful Mercado Central, housed in an 1872 wrought
iron structure, has a fruit and vegetable market as well as a
buzzing fish market where an assortment of glistening fish is
packed onto the tables. Mussels, oysters and clams sit in buckets
among an unidentifiable variety of crustaceans and tentacled
creatures. The fishmongers demonstrate their skill at gutting and
filleting amid a cacophony of frenzied buying. The best time to
visit is at lunchtime when a delicious sampling of the wares can be
enjoyed in the happily chaotic atmosphere of the central hall.
Address: Corner of Calle Puente and Calle San Pablo Transportation: Metro to Puente Cal y Canto Opening Time: Daily from 6am to 4pm.
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