The Central Market (Mercado Central) in Santiago, Chile has been named as the fifth of National Geographic's top ten food markets in the world. This gastronomic centre characterized by its wrought-iron, Art Nouveau-style structure, has 241 stalls offering a delightful array of fish, seafood, cheese shops, fruits, vegetables and bread.
The market opened its doors in 1872 during Federico Errázuriz Zañartu's presidency. Its structure was first built in England and then assembled in Santiago. It was declared a National Monument in 1984.
This is also one of the best locations to sample Chile's local seafood and one of the most popular stops of any Santiago's city tour. Get in touch with us for more details of our Santiago tours!
Metropolitan Touring is one of South America’s most known and respected travel companies, providing unrivalled service to our guests for nearly 60 years. Along with our operations in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, we also own and operate the finest ships for Galapagos Island cruises - the M/V Santa Cruz, Yacht Isabella II and Yacht La Pinta - as well as the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Come explore with us!
We take immense pride in our Galapagos cruise explorations, during which our guests experience the ever-changing ecological paradise of the islands. Our Galapagos cruises provide opportunities to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph and observe the archipelago’s amazing wildlife in the company of expert naturalist guides. Our Galapagos cruises are characterized by the highest standards of comfort, cuisine and service on board, combining these elements to provide solo-travelers, families and small groups with an unforgettable exploration of ‘the enchanted isles.’
So, pack your bags and come explore with us for a Galapagos cruise of a lifetime!