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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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  • The Paseo Ahumada is a huge walkway that leads to the Plaza de Armas. The Paseo had numerous stores along several city blocks. There are numerous street vendors selling everything you can imagine incl...  more »
  • Love going there cause you'll find everything you need to see: Plaza de Armas, shops where you can buy clothes, food, crafts, handmade etc, also there's a lot of places of currency exchange and nearby...  more »
  • We had the chance to walk around the street for an hour or do and liked all the action all around. There were so many street vendors as well as street performers. We enjoyed wondering around for a lit...  more »