Streets and history

Since the arrival of the Spaniards and the founding of Santiago, the city streets gradually became the home to large constructions that emerged as symbols and witnesses of the history and culture of a nation that moved on with the times. Such streets provided an opportunity to remember what they used to be while offering a glimpse of what they are and what they will be tomorrow.

As Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna once said: “There’s nothing of more interest to a man, after his home, than the street where he spends two thirds of his life, walking up and down the street, wandering around the streets… ”.

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