Answers from Our Experts (1)
Luckily - especially since souvenir shopping often becomes a last minute rush - some of Santiago's best souvenirs are found in one place: Pueblito de los Dominicos. With arts and crafts from hundreds of different artisans from all over the country, you can find ceramics, paintings, jewelry, wooden crafts and knitwear.
As always, when buying souvenirs you need to be on the alert for products imported from China, or mass-produced in a factory. Ask the storekeeper about the products and have a good look yourself. You will find some lovely Chilean ceramics, as well as carved wood and knitted hats. The island of Chiloe has a particularly strong tradition when it comes to knitwear, and the stalls at Pueblito de los Dominicos have some great finds.
Metro: Los Dominicos
Address: Apoquindo 9085, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Phone: +56 2 201 9749
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-8pm