The park is located on Agustín Ross Avenue, in front of the old Ross Casino. The hotel was originally named Great Hotel Pichilemu (Spanish: Gran Hotel Pichilemu). The once grand Ross Hotel was constructed at the same time. Although the hotel, one of the oldest in Chile, is still partially open to guests, it is in a high state of disrepair.
|“||When he came here, there was nothing. Just a pair of houses, or less. He gave a form to the town, he gave it European looks. Look these balustrades which decorate the slope or the ones which border the park, are the same which Mr. Agustin saw on Biarritz.||”|
— Jaime Parra, current administrator of the Ross Hotel.
The hotel was named National Monuments on February 25, 1988.
References[change | edit source]
- "Monumentos Nacionales de la VI Región" (in Spanish). VI.cl. http://www.vi.cl/secciones/turismo/monumentos.html. Retrieved 2009-12-05.