"A Souvenir Hunter's Destination--Pomaire,Chile" Pomaire by VeronicaG

Pomaire Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 25 photos

Pomaire--A Treasure Trove of Souvenirs

Pomaire is a little town with dirt streets about 70 km from Santiago. It's not picturesque in anyway, but it does offer booth after booth of clay pieces of all kinds, jewelry, straw products and other typical souvenirs at reasonable prices.

Hawkers promoting certain restaurants stationed themselves at street corners; lazy cats sunned themselves on the sidewalks; tourists moved from one shop to another comparing prices and lugging home bags of treasures. Most of the souvenirs I brought home with me came from Pomaire.

It was a nice place to shop, but after that I was ready to move on.

A Variety Of Souvenirs

Garden Containers Of All Sizes

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good Bargains On Souvenirs
  • Cons:Dusty
  • Last visit to Pomaire: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 16, 2008
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    Taking a little trip to Pomaire with you today. Hi Veronica. Hope you are well.

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Sayin' hello right back at ya, and thanks from this end/new HP. Maria

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Sounds like a nice place to shop but not for boys!

  • Dec 14, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Me gustaría si me pudieras mandar un email con la lista de precios al por mayor, por favor. Muchas Gracias Patricia Valencia

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Yes, your little grandson certainly does look like he's ODed on shopping! I had the pleasure of baby-sitting for my two last night, while my daughter and son-in-law had a well-deserved night out.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Great shopping tips ;-)

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 8:20 PM

    Interesting local stuffs to buy! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 2:59 PM

    That's the biggest empanada I've ever seen!!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 9:12 PM

    Loved the travelogue on the Cats of Pomaire...I love to photograph cats in each place we travel, too. What a shopper's delight, especially the prices.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2006 at 8:35 AM

    Giant empanadas and free pisco sours - show me the way! Just a few more weeks and it's Chile here we come. Must look back at more of your pages. Cheers - leyle


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