Alameda, Santiago

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Stroll along Alameda, the main avenue of the capital city. The boulevard is actually named after Chile’s founding father Bernardo O’Higgins, but it's popularly known as Alameda because of the poplar trees that line the avenue. It is home to many monuments dedicated to important people in Chile’s history, as well as various important buildings. Take a walk along this spacious street to admire the architecture of its old buildings, find a place to eat, or do some shopping. Along the way, you can view the presidential palace, the national library, or Chile’s oldest restaurant. Use our Santiago trip planner to arrange your visit to Alameda and other attractions in Santiago.
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  • The Mall gives us the impression that we are in one of the avenues of Paris, although Santiago de 2017 is depleted in about 2006. The contrast between the old and new makes this stunning city.
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  • The Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, also known as La Alameda or Alameda is the main avenue of the city of Santiago de Chile, and takes the name of the Chilean national hero, Bernardo O'Higgins. With your path of over ten kilometers it is the most important public and private transport in the city. In alameda are some of the major and most beautiful buildings in the city. The Palacio de La Moneda, is the main landmark of avenida. When your around the Civic District, a set of buildings for administrative activities of Government. Close to the Boulevard's Sidewalk Ahumada, the final country and more pedestrian main commercial sector of the city. In this same area is the Santiago Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the major banking institutions in the country as the Bank of the State of Chile. Other important buildings are the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, University of Santiago de Chile, San Francisco church, the palaces of the Brazil Neighborhood and Republic and the building of the Central Station. The Diego Portales building, built in 1972 and the seat of Government between 1973 and 1981 after the bombing of the Palace, is also on the Boulevard.
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  • Main avenue of Santiago de Chile. It's always busy, many things going on (all protests, events....). The traffic is bad, lots of chaos, pollution. If you live in the city, you pass it anyways, but not...  more »

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