Almacruz Hotel is steps from Museums, cultural center, historical hills, pedestrian promenades and with its privileged location next to the Santiago Metro and locomotion. We are located in the heart of Santiago, in the administrative, political, cultural and financial sector of Chile.
Currently, this sector stands out for concentrating the largest amount of the city's heritage; the excellent connectivity with the rest of the metropolitan area; an attractive offer of commerce housed in its galleries, shopping malls and pedestrian promenades such as Ahumada and Huérfanos; in addition to the intense activity that occurs in its streets, where more than a million people who work, study, live or visit Santiago circulate daily.
The design of Santiago, as well as its checkerboard layout, defined the Plaza Mayor, today the Plaza de Armas, and from there the blocks that housed homes and the main buildings were projected, such as the Casas de Cabildo, current Municipality of Santiago ; the Royal Audience where the National Historical Museum works; the House of Governors and Presidents, now the Central Post Office; and the Royal Customs building that today houses the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
Since then, it has been growing and during that expansion the Civic District of Santiago was born, a reflection of the growing modernization that Chile experienced in the early 20th century. The creation of this neighborhood was in charge of the Viennese urbanist Karl Heinrich Brunner, during the Government of President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, and its design responded to the need to reduce the growing national unemployment by carrying out public works.
During the 20th century, the Historic Center suffered the progressive exodus of families to other sectors of the capital, so that the houses were transformed into offices and shops. That process began to be reversed during the last decades of the last century, through a policy of urban renewal that generated a boom in the construction of apartment buildings that brought families back to the center of Santiago.