La Alameda

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, more frequently called Alameda, is the city's principal thoroughfare. Along with the Pan-American Highway (Avenida Norte Sur) and the Río Mapocho, it forms the wedge that defines the city's historic district. Many of Santiago's most important buildings, including landmarks such as the Iglesia San Francisco, stand along the avenue. Others, like Teatro Municipal, are just steps away.

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Teatro Municipal

The opulent Municipal Theater is the city's cultural center, with performances of opera, ballet, and classical music. Designed by French…

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Palacio de La Moneda

Originally the royal mint, this sober neoclassical edifice designed by Joaquín Toesca in the 1780s and completed in 1805 became…

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Barrio París-Londres

Many architects contributed to what is frequently referred to as Santiago's Little Europe, among them Alberto Cruz Montt, Jorge Elton…

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