Álamos Palace


Address

Santo Domingo 2398

Phone

+56 2 26162925

+26 2 26162926

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact

palacioalamos@munistgo.cl

Overview

Located in the heart of Barrio Yungay, it was built in the early XX  century because of the marriage formed by Ignacio Alamos Cuadra and Dolores Igualt Otaegui, who used it as the family residence until 1946. It was designed by Chilean architects Alberto Alamos and Humberto Bravo is an eclectic style with neoclassic elements, Art Nouveau and Beaux Arts.

In September 2016 it was reopened as Palacio Alamos Community Center, designed to accommodate the diversity of identities, generations and projects of the neighborhood where it is inserted. This new space of coexistence and citizen encounter, opened as a dynamic and democratic place, which seeks to be a platform for self-management of projects of the residents of Santiago.

In its 1,295 square meters and three floors, the Palacio Alamos Community Center has universal accessibility. The first two floors have library and computer room, cafeteria, function rooms, public information offices, auditorium, restrooms and exhibit space, while the third floor has terraces open to visitors.

History

t was built between 1921 and 1925. Its location ,between Santo Domingo and Bulnes, it is because some relatives of Alamos Igualt marriage residing in the Barrio Yungay; and the proximity to the San Antonio de Padua Church, the Capuchin Order, which was Ignacio Alamos’ benefactor.

Ignacio Alamos Cuadra (1859-1926) was a prominent lawyer who graduated from the University of Chile; businessman and farmer, owner of the Hacienda El Sobrante in the Valparaiso region.

In this house lived the family between 1925 and 1946, with her eight children and some of them with their families. One of the most significant aspects of the palace was the remarkable collection of art that contained works by national artists and numerous foreign authors, which was auctioned at a famous auction in 1946.

In the 1980s, the palace was restored by the architect Juan Honold, National Planning Award (2010) and two years later, the Ministry of National Heritage gave the building to the Municipality of Santiago to house a community center. The design and construction project contemplated an investment of one billion pesos.

The Alamos Palace is a building of Historic Preservation and part of the “Barrio Yungay and Brazil” Typical Zone.

 

Santo Domingo, 2398, Santiago.