On Wednesday and Thursday we meander around Santiago. We enjoy the central markets in most of the cities we visit so we must check out what Santiago has to offer, especially since Mercado Central de Santiago is only one kilometer from our apartment. We arrive at 11 am to a large building with a lot of wrought iron and a fountain in the center. The primary product within the Mercado is seafood - fresh as well as at the ~20 restaurants. There are also a few butcher shops on the exterior perimeter of the building. Outside the Mercado there are a number of stalls with the fresh fruits and vegetables for which Chile is so famous. It's an hour of fun walking around plus we pick up food for a couple of meals in the apartment.
Later we walk to Central Cultural Palacio de la Moneda only to find out that the exhibit halls are closed for the next week. 😒 At least we get to view the interesting sculpture in the courtyard. Luckily Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino is only a few blocks away. In the walkway to the Museo we encounter a group of string musicians, most likely students, playing for tips. We stop and enjoy the music for a while and put some peso's into their case.
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino is very enjoyable with some incredible pieces. We spend almost two hours observing the exhibits on three floors.
Between cultural activities we also take some time to visit the Las Condes area, specifically in search of Cuban cigars. William is delighted by La Casa del Habano. It's a cigar store, smoking lounge and bar. He picks up a couple of cigars for future smokes in Santiago and some to take home to enjoy with friends.
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