Fruit and vegetable market Mercado Central (historic indoor market), Santiago de Chile, Chile, South America
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Browsing in local markets is always a highlight of traveling in South America. In addition to the range of goods to be perused, the opportunities to people-watch help visitors get a sense of what local life is like. Feria Abasto is Coquimbo’s main market, a place where shoppers can buy everything from fruit to handicrafts. Its proximity to the water also makes it easy to observe the arrival of the daily catch.