Almacruz Hotel is within walking distance of Museums, cultural centers, historical hills, pedestrian promenades and with its privileged location next to the Metro de Santiago 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 greatest 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 centers and pedestrian promenades such as Ahumada and Huérfanos; In addition to the intense activity that occurs in its streets, where daily circulates more than one million people who work, study, live or visit Santiago.
The design of Santiago, as well as its checkerboard layout, defined the Plaza Mayor, now Plaza de Armas, and from there the blocks that housed houses and the main buildings were projected, such as the Casas de Cabildo, the current Municipality of Santiago ; the Real Audiencia where the National Historical Museum works; the House of Governors and Presidents, current Central Post Office; and the Royal Customs building that today houses the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
Since then, it was growing and during that expansion the Civic District of Santiago was born, reflecting the growing modernization that Chile experienced at the beginning of the 20th century. The creation of this district was in charge of the Viennese urban planner 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 through public works.
During the twentieth century, the Historical Center suffered the progressive exodus of families to other sectors of the capital, so the houses were transformed into offices and shops. This 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 downtown Santiago.