Barrio San Diego

It is one of the most typical shopping districts of Santiago, its streets are a constant invitation to live diversity, history and life of this sector of the city.

Its origin is marked by the construction of the missing church and school of San Diego in the XVIII century, belonging to the Franciscan order, and the birth of the avenue of the same name, used as the south exit of the capital.

In the XX century and due to the expansion of the city, San Diego showed the commercial seal that characterizes it today, where you can find small and medium scale trade, in an environment that does not lose the spirit of the past.

Also ts streets were witness of the peak of Santiago’s bohemian, with an intense nightlife and large neon signs, which called for to the evening entertainment.

In its extension, from Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Ave. up to Franklin neighborhood, stand out national bike shops, booksellers selling variety of texts at low prices, theaters and invaluable heritage as the beautiful Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, built in the second decade of XX century and inspired by the Sacred Heart Basilica of Paris.

It is a neighborhood whose old signs of “cordonerías” “cantinas” and “Picadas” reflect an area with memory, which does not die and continues to giving validity to this typical and colorful corner in the capital.

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