Calle Esmeralda


Next to Forestal Park and close from Plaza de Armas, is located this street.

In the beginning it was known as Las Ramadas street, because there were rising popular establishments of precarious construction, called “ramadas”, where the regular visitors, ate, drank and danced.

By 1640, when the “Recoleta Franciscana” was built in La Chimba neighborhood, the friars built a wooden bridge, whose south side becomes into the Corregidor Zañartu square, named by the “Posada del Corregidor “(Corregidor Inn), built between 1750 and 1765, which functioned as a popular dance hall.

Esmeralda, which extends between Miraflores and Diagonal Cervantes streets. Currently, stands out as a new cultural and tourist center in the city, where the history and the modernity are present in the buildings thanks to the shops and workshops of young designers, the cultural activity of the Posada del Corregidor Gallery  and its strategic proximity to the downtown of Santiago, Forestal Park and Bellas Artes neighborhood.