Paseo Ahumada, Santiago

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The pedestrianized street of Paseo Ahumada spans four city blocks and provides retail space for many shops along the lower levels. The street, however, is much more than a shopping haven--it bears an important historical significance as a main city thoroughfare. In 1647, a devastating earthquake drove many inhabitants out of Santiago, but one bold resident--after whom the street is named--was able to prevent mass exodus with the promise of a new main strip, complete with a coffee shop and public entertainment. The storefronts still bear historical architecture, and the lane often finds itself packed with visitors. Work out when and for how long to visit Paseo Ahumada and other Santiago attractions using our handy Santiago travel itinerary planner .
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  • Several shops at the site, many vendors on the street, sometimes a run run to collect objects. Well filled.
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  • The Paseo Ahumada, in fact, is an extensive Boardwalk, with representations of the main Chilean mega-stores, good public toilets underground, countless street vendors and the picturesque "cafes with legs" Haiti and Caribbean.
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  • Busy traditional shopping street with loads of street vendors. The galleries around the Paeo Ahumada is more interesting (and cheap). Funny, modern art decoration lights up this street. Watch out for ...  more »
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