From fruit to furniture, meat to machinery, these lively markets stock just about anything you can name. Alongside the ordinary items you can find delicacies like piñones, giant pine nuts found on monkey puzzle trees. If you're undaunted by crowds, try a typical Chilean meal in a closet-size eatery, or picada. Chow down with the locals on pastel de choclo, a pie filled with ground beef, chicken, olives, and a boiled egg and topped with mashed corn.
As in any other crowded market, be extra careful with your belongings.
Antonia López de Bello between Av. Salas and Nueva Rengifo, Santiago, Chile