First Santiago's zone for tourists. You will pass it by completely if you are not paying attention. Basically just a street to pass...
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Paseo Ahumada is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in downtown Santiago, and while walking along Paseo Ahumada, I saw restaurants, drugstores, shopping galleries, and other stores caterring to the people of Santiago.
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 including food, drinks, jewelry, Spanish newpapers and magazines, and many other things....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 there is a metro station. You will see many carabineros...More
Hanging off the southwest corner of Plaza de Armas and under another name (Puente) extending north up to the Rio Mapocho this pedestrian only street is a great place for people watching, shopping for trinkets, having a light meal or drink... but for me the...More
One traditional pedestrian path in downtown Santiago. Always worth while a visit to get a feeling of the real Santiago. Bursting with activity all week and also during the weekends (with quite a different crowd).
Nice pedestrian street with a lot of stores, restaurants and nice buildings (stop and look at the beautiful red building "Cuerpo de Bomberos" along the way. My favorite, the crosswalk signal: a little green man walks faster and faster as the light prepares to changed!...More
If you brought cash and want to exchange to chilean pesos, there are several exchange stores with much better rates than in any other place (airport, for example).
This pedestrian street in downtown offers lots of different retails stores, weekdays will be very busy and weekends a bit more relaxed but several stores will be closed. Popular for locals.