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Alma Historica

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Lovingly restored boutique hotel in the workaday heart of old Montevideo

Alma Historica encapsulates the 19th century ambience of Montevideo’s once glittering Ciudad Vieja quarter. Formerly a grand old mansion, it was beautifully renovated before opening in 2014 as one of the city's most charming boutique hotels. With just 15 rooms, the hotel feels as personal as it is elegant. All are named after prominent Uruguayan artists, writers and actors and blend classical elegance with contemporary flair.

In common with most other small hotels you won’t find a restaurant offering dinner, but there’s a pretty café serving breakfast and a small lounge-library. You’ll also find a choice of museums and down-to-earth restaurants nearby, whilst the authentic, buzzing port market with its astonishing array of asado lunchtime barbecues is just a couple of blocks away.

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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