Explore the historic center of Santiago
Santiago de Chile beats with the urgency of the great capitals of the continent and no matter how long the visit is, there always seems to be time for more activities. Maybe that's why the location of the Almacruz Hotel makes it the best option when exploring Santiago.
The Historic Center
Located steps from the Municipal Theater and the colonial Church of San Francisco, our Hotel is in the very heart of the historic center of Santiago. Those interested in the cultural heritage of Chile will be fascinated by touring the Santa Lucia Hill, former Huelén, neither more nor less than the place where the capital was founded. A few blocks to the west (west, in the Santiago style), the government palace, La Moneda, is open to the public with all its importance and how much it has to say about the country's recent history. But that's not all: the National Library, the Plaza de Armas, the old Congress, and a series of museums headed by the Fine Arts (MNBA), but without neglecting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), the Pre-Columbian or The Colonial All blocks away.
Over the years, it has become a place synonymous with new trends. Lastarria neighborhood gives a new air to the historic center of Santiago, colorful and multicultural. Gastronomy takes a leading role alongside the author's cinema and boutique stores of young designers. The neighborhood is flanked by the Santa Lucia hill, the Gabriel Mistral Cultural Center (GAM) and the Forest Park, the green lung of the area.
Concerning decades ago, Barrio Bellavista awaits visitors from the other side of the Mapocho River, with a wide range of restaurants, pubs and bars with tables on the terraces. Everyone can find the venue that best suits their mood, from dancing in a disco to sitting down to taste the best seafood with a good white wine. It is no accident that in this area of good living there is La Chascona, historic house of Pablo Neruda whose guided tours delight in the magic of its secrets.
When visiting a city, we all want to get as close as possible to its day to day and the reality of its people, hopefully distancing ourselves from the tourist bubble. In that sense, the Hotel Almacruz is also advantageous when considering public transport. Just two blocks from the main avenue, the hotel allows easy access to Metro Line 1, from there to move to more remote points of the large city. There are also endless minibuses that move in multiple directions according to each need.
In summary, we can say that the location of the Almacruz Hotel is simply privileged to explore Santiago.
Beyond what happens outside, the interior of the hotel also has a lot to offer. Find out for yourself on your next visit.