Pueblito de Los Domínicos is a beautiful arts and crafts center that exhibits styles from all over the country and ... More
Pueblito de Los Domínicos
Pueblito de Los Domínicos is a beautiful arts and crafts center that exhibits styles from all over the country and from different cultures. The pretty architecture makes for a pleasant stroll through the center, while browsing the work of 120 craftspeople working on their art in view of the public. After shopping and strolling, enjoy a coffee or a drink in one of the homey outdoor restaurants. On the weekends there are interesting music and dance exhibits. Free admission.
Every time I visit I make sure to go to Los Dominicos - love the atmosphere, the food, and great authentic finds. We've been building up our collection of painted tiles and would love to go back and get an original instrument at the luthier's shop. Good jewelry shops as well.
I have been to the Pueblito many times. In the beginning years one could find wonderful Mapuche crafs in silver (plata), made by Mapuches theres. Last year there were very expensive shops and very refined silver jewelry. However, it had lost it's ethnic athmosphere and the work was just like the ones you can find in nice shops in santiga. Nevertheless, the Pueblito is still a wonderful place to visit when you go to Santiago.
Pueblito de Los Dominicos, is a magical place
filled with art and artesans.
Copper, bronze, lapiz, malachite, wood, semi precious stones, handcrafts, leather and a mixture of young and old artist welcome you
into this magical place.
You can buy jewels, textiles, leather goods at reasonable prices and you will always know the person who made your unique piece.
I absolutely loved it here. The atmosphere of the entire market is really charming, with all the trees and the rustic-looking well in the center of the market. There's also a good variety of goods here, and a good range of prices--I was on a pretty tight budget, and I was still able to find the things I was looking for, like some lapis lazuli jewelry that didn't blow my entire budget. It was fun to walk around and browse the different stalls, and the sellers were all very friendly and helpful (and generally had some knowledge of English, which was quite helpful to me since my Spanish is very limited.) I would definitely go back, even just to window shop.
Great place to visit and shop for souviners if you do not have the opportunity to leave Santiago. The artisans are impressive and the items are very nice, different, and you can find something for everyone. The setting is beautiful, and the restaurant there is good too!
Go on Saturday morning and take in the famers market going on out front.
I rated value low because you won't find inexpensive items there. You'll have to leave Santiago for the "bargains" (which are out there!).
Our kids liked this place. There were many interesting shops, performers, etc. On price alone, the Santa Lucia market is a better value, but Los Dominicos has more than just the vendor booths to recommend it.
Very close to Hyatt, where we stayed. Gives visitors a good idea of local charm and handicrafts in a very quiet, secluded environment yet offers much to shop for. I found items are a bit more expensive and was told I could have bargained a little, especially if purchasing more than one item in a shop. Overall, though a good place to go shopping and still enjoy Chilean charm without too much commercialism.
Located in residencial area and close to the airport of Santiago de Compostela and 10 minutes from the city center.
The hotel has free shuttle service from the hotel to the city center and to the airport and back. ...