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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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  • Pedestrian promenade in the Centre of Santiago. A lot of people, many street vendors and local money exchange, shopping arcades, bars. Walk you can reach the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. I saw many police surveillance, accompanied by dogs, surely is a complicated area, although we fortunately did not have any problem.
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  • Worth a stroll in Ahumada. Many shops and options. Next there are several casas de cambio, options for snacks and shops for purchases. In addition to being a strategic location, right in the center of Santiago.
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  • PAseo Ahumada is a central street in the Centre of the city of Santiago, where you can find great variety of stores, peddling and places to eat. It is a good place to meet, it is not dangerous provided go with caution, not to neglect the belongings or go with jewels or things that attract much attention. It is a place to do shopping and visit days.
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