Apoquindo Avenue

Apoquindo Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Santiago, Chile. It extends 6.17 km (3.83 mi)[1] through the district of Las Condes.

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Looking east

Description

Apoquindo Avenue originates immediately east of Tobalaba Avenue. The main stretch of this street runs eastward from the eastern end of Providencia Avenue at Canal San Carlos to Américo Vespucio Avenue, passing on the way through El Golf neighborhood. Glass fronted buildings rise on both sides of the avenue along this section. It has three lanes each way and wide sidewalks.

West of Manquehue Avenue, Las Condes Avenue branches off from Apoquindo. The Church of San Vicente Ferrer marks the terminus of the avenue.[2]

Santiago Metro

The eastern portion of the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro runs under Apoquindo Avenue, stopping at El Golf, Alcántara, Escuela Militar, Manquehue, Hernando de Magallanes and Los Dominicos stations.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Las calles más singulares de Santiago". La Tercera (in Spanish). 13 November 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. ^ Tim Burford (1 June 2005). Chile: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-84162-076-3. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
Alcántara metro station

Alcántara is an underground metro station on the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. The replacement of the tiles covering its walls is in progress.

Américo Vespucio Avenue

Américo Vespucio Avenue is a 64.8-kilometre (40.3 mi) ring road in Santiago, Chile named after Renaissance cartographer Amerigo Vespucci. Two adjacent sections of the avenue are occupied by Vespucio Norte Express and Vespucio Sur free-flow tolling highways, which are under concession. Vespucio Avenue meets the two largest roundabouts in Santiago, namely Quilín and Grecia, which have circumferences of 793 m and 535 m respectively.

Apoquindo

Apoquindo (Runasimi Apuk-kintu flowers for the deity) is the name of a river and pre-Columbian settlement located east of the city of Santiago de Chile, at the foot of the foothills, in the present town of Las Condes. This settlement later became known as the Pueblo de indios in place names Apoquindo and transferred to an estate, the Mount Apoquindo, the Apoquindo Waterfall, the Apoquindo Avenue, to the district San Carlos de Apoquindo, the Apoquindo College and other geographical landmarks and urban community.

The limits of Apoquindo are: on the north by Mapocho River in the east of sierra de Ramon with Provincia Mount and La Cruz Mount, south of quebrada de Ramon and the western Los Domínicos Square. At present, these limits are not as formal as the Avenida Apoquindo extends much further west (Canal San Carlos) to the border with the municipality of Providencia .

El Golf metro station

El Golf is an underground metro station on the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. It is located in El Golf neighborhood, close to the building that serves as the seat of local government for Las Condes.

A work of art by Rodolfo Opazo is installed on the walls of the station.The station is undergoing renovation work to replace the original wall covering. The work was scheduled to be completed in February 2012.

Escuela Militar metro station

Escuela Militar is an underground metro station on the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. It is located beneath the cloverleaf-like interchange of Apoquindo Avenue and Américo Vespucio Avenue. The station was the eastern terminus of the Line 1 from 1980 to 2010, and is named for the nearby Escuela Militar del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins.

Hernando de Magallanes metro station

Hernando de Magallanes is an underground metro station on the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. The station entrance kiosk is on Monsignor Manuel Larraín Square, which was altered due to the construction of the station.

Las Condes

Las Condes is a city of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. The area is inhabited primarily by upper-mid- to high income families, and known in the Chilean collective consciousness as home to the country's economic elite. Most of Las Condes′ commercial activity is situated along Apoquindo Avenue, which is called colloquially "Sanhattan".

Los Dominicos Park

Los Dominicos Park is a public park located at the end of Avenida Apoquindo (Apoquindo Avenue) in Santiago, Chile. The park is an access point for the Santiago municipalities of Las Condes, Vitacura and Lo Barnechea and also provides access to some parts of the municipality of La Reina. It is the site of a permanent crafts market at Los Dominicos Village, a popular tourist destination, as well as a regular local food market and Los Dominicos metro station, part of the Santiago Metro network.

Los Dominicos metro station

Los Dominicos is a metro station on Line 1 of the Santiago Metro in Santiago, Chile, and is also the eastern terminal of this line.

The station was inaugurated on January 7, 2010, and is located at the end of Avenida Apoquindo (Apoquindo Avenue) at the junction with Camino El Alba (El Alba Road) in the municipality of Las Condes. It is located under Los Dominicos Park and near a supermarket, a filling station and an office of the Civil Registry and Identification Service of Chile. The station has a surface area of 5,390 square metres or 58,017 square feet.Los Dominicos station is an important transport connection point between the Santiago municipalities of Las Condes, Vitacura, La Reina and Lo Barnechea. It also provides public transportation access to the craft market “Pueblito de los Dominicos” (Los Dominicos Village) and the San Vicente Ferrer church, both popular touristic attractions, as well as the Los Dominicos fresh food market, located in Los Dominicos Park.

Manquehue metro station

Manquehue is an underground metro station on the Line 1 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. It is part of the 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) eastern extension of the Line 1.The station consists of a platform tunnel and three transepts containing a mezzanine each, which are connected by a bridge that is suspended from the tunnel ceiling by tie rods. Each mezzanine is accessed via two entrances on both sides of Apoquindo Avenue.By 2017 or beyond the station will be a combination in between line 1 and the Las Condes Tramway

Providencia Avenue

Avenida Providencia is a major thoroughfare in Santiago, Chile. It runs along the commune of Providencia.

Santiago

Santiago ( , Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo]), is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

Founded in 1541 by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within an hour of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso. Santiago is named after the biblical figure St. James. Santiago will host the 2023 Pan American Games.

Santiago Metro Line 1

Santiago Metro Line 1 is the oldest of the six existing lines that make up the Santiago Metro network. However, most of the oldest train models of the Santiago Metro no longer work here, as it is the most used line in the system. It has a total of 27 stations along its 19.3 kilometre (11 mile) length, constructed almost entirely underground, and is located primarily along the axis formed by the Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins (Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue, also known as the “Alameda”), Providencia Avenue and Apoquindo Avenue.The only train models working in this line are called NS 93 (Neumatico Santiago 1993), NS-2007 (Neumatico Santiago 2007) and NS-2012 (Neumatico Santiago 2012). However three other models used to work in this line, the NS 74, (Neumatico Santiago 1974, withdrawn because of its age) the NS-88 (Neumatico Santiago 1988) and the NS-2004 (Neumatico Santiago 2004, both withdrawn because of their constant mechanical failures).

In 2015, Line 1 accounted for 39.5% of all trips made on the metro system with a daily ridership of 705,200, making it the busiest line in the system. It currently connects with five of the six other lines – with Line 2 at Los Héroes station, with Line 3 at Universidad de Chile station, with Line 4 at Tobalaba station, with Line 5 at both San Pablo station and Baquedano station and line 6 at Los Leones. There are plans for connections with the future Line 9 at Santa Lucía station, the future Line 7 at Baquedano and Pedro de Valdivia and the future Line 8 at Los Leones. Its distinctive colour on the network map is red.

Santiago Metropolitan Region

Santiago Metropolitan Region (Spanish: Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is one of Chile's 16 first-order administrative divisions. It is the country's only landlocked administrative region and contains the nation's capital, Santiago. Most commercial and administrative centers are located in the region, including Chile's main international airport, Arturo Merino Benítez.

With an area of 15,403.2 km2 (5,947 sq mi) and population over 7 million, it is Chile's smallest by area, most populated and most densely populated region. It is also the country's only region that does not have a Roman numeral identifier.

University of the Andes, Chile

The University of the Andes (Spanish: "Universidad de los Andes"), also commonly self-styled as UANDES, is a non-profit private research university founded in 1989 in Santiago, Chile, that places special emphasis on research, innovation and development.

The university is accredited by the CNA (Comisión Nacional de Acreditación) for the 2012–2017 period and in 2011 was one of the first private universities integrated to the admission process of traditional universities. According to the students' scores on the National Admissions Test (PSU) 2012, is ranked Top 3 among Chilean universities.

With more than 8,000 students in 2013, the university offers 25 undergraduate programs and 73 graduate programs in the health, humanities, engineering and business and administration areas. All students can receive academic advising and 26% are awarded scholarships.

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