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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Santiago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Paseo Ahumada and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is one of the main streets of downtown Santiago that connects the mall with forest park, (although the Paseo Ahumada, arriving at the square changes name to Bridge Street) a long stroll pedestrian, surrounded by offices, shops, restaurants, street performers, vendors and the bustle of the city. They are several blocks to walk and enjoy their surroundings.
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  • For those who like "people", is a great lugar...rs. Super busy and a great place to buy souvenirs for newsstands all over the street;;;
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  • This pedestrian is the Centre of reference of the Centre of Santiago - to its surroundings there is everything. Important not to forget plunging into multiple galleries under the buildings - are an important part of the architectural heritage of the city.
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