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“A history line of Santiago” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alameda

Alameda
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Ranked #104 of 500 things to do in Santiago
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Owner description: This busy street is the southern border of the center of Santiago. Its official name is Avenida del Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins.
Santiago, Chile
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“A history line of Santiago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins (or "La Alameda" in short) is the most important street in the whole country. Here, Santiago was founded by the Spaniards in 1541, at Cerro Santa Lucía. One of the branches of the Mapocho River used to flow along this avenue. Amazing and important buildings can be seen on this street, too: the Presidential Palace, La Moneda; the Confitería Torres (the oldest restaurant in Chile); the Biblioteca Nacional; Estación Central; Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral; The Coach Bus Terminals (from where buses depart for Patagonia, Argentina, Peru and Chile's north). Try not to be on Alameda when the students protest against the Government, for you might get soaking wet courtesy of Carabineros' water tank (el guanaco) or you might burst into tears as a consequence of tear gas bombs. A great place to eat is on Alameda's first block, near Plaza Italia: the Fuente Alemana... always full of hungry customers.

Visited June 2012
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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“Pretty Regular, but Convenient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

The Alameda is the street to follow if you're walking through Santiago. It's neat to walk around and get a feel for the place, but other than that, I didn't think there was too much to see. Lots of places to eat on the street, though.

Visited April 2012
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Providencia, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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“La Alameda”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

It´s the most importante street in the city, has the subway on one side and passes right throw the center of the city. This street can even let you walk and watch the antique arquitecture of the city and La Moneda.

Visited April 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“It's a street.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Alameda is the main thoroughfare through downtown Santiago. It is good because of the architecture of some of the old buildings along it, and some of the more modern ones. It is where La Moneda is located, Santa Lucia artisan market, and much more. You'll find restaurants, shopping, and tourism. Plenty of buses go up and down Alameda, and a metro line runs underneath it.

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