Alma Histórica is located in front of the most beautiful and romantic Plaza in Montevideo, Plaza Zabala, in the historic center of the city. In its surroundings are restaurants, theaters, cafes, bookstores and antique houses.
UTC/GMT -3 hours An hour is added in summer, UTC/GMT -2 hours
LOCAL CURRENCY: Uruguayan peso. There are currency exchange houses and ATMs a block away from the hotel.
ELECTRICITY: In Uruguay the standard voltage is 220 V. Our concierge has adaptors available should they be needed.
In general shops are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Shopping Centers open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Banks open Monday to Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Non-working public holidays in Uruguay are: January 1st, May 1st, July 18th,August 25th and December 25th. Working public holidays: January 6th, April 19th, May 18th, June 19th, October 12th and November 2nd. Many businesses close during Carnival (February – March) and Easter Week (March – April).
Taxis and buses that circulate around the city are safe and can be taken on the street, in the same way we have extensive UBER coverage.
The weather in Montevideo is sub-tropical and humid, with an average annual temperature of 17ºC. The four seasons are clearly differentiated. It regularly rains throughout the year.
The average temperatures for each season are as follows:
The culture a few steps
Museo de Artes Decorativas
Museo del Carnaval
Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena
Museo Romántico - Casa de Antonio Montero
Museo Histórico - Casa de Fructuosa Rivera
Museo Torres García
Museo de las Migraciones
Museo Andes 1972
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Museo de la Casa de Gobierno - Palacio EstévezSQUARES
Catedral de Montevideo
Iglesia San Francisco de AsisOTHERS
Puerta de la Ciudadela
Mausoleo de Artigas
Auditorio Nacional del Sodre
Centro Cultural España
Casa Pablo Ferrando
Casa de Manuel Ximénez y Gómez
Librería Linardi y Risso
Al Pie de la Muralla
Montevideo's top 10 must-do activities
Go to the Sodre Ballet : Attend any of the wonderful works of the Sodre corps de ballet directed by Julio Bocca.
Sundays at Tristán Narvaja : A market where you can find everything, from fruits and vegetables, to animals and many antiques. A delight for those who love to seek items from the past.
Purchase antiques at auctions : In the surroundings of Alma Histórica there are several auction houses where antiques can be purchased to take a piece of the history of our country as a souvenir.
The llamadas parade : If you are in Montevideo in February, you can rent a balcony on Isla de Flores street with barbecue included and let yourself go to the rhythm of the drums!
Walk along the promenade : Simple and beautiful. Walk or jog along the promenade is everyone’s favorite activity.
Spend the day in Colonia or Punta : Colonia is two hours away from Montevideo. It´s old town is a romantic and relaxing stroll for the day. Punta del Este is one of South America´s top spot, and is located 130 km from the hotel, great for a visit any time throughout the year.
Play Golf in the middle of the city : The Punta Carretas Golf Club is located 15 minutes away from the hotel, a sports oasis in the city. A delight for golf-lovers.
Watch a play at the Teatro Solís : It is the theater with the longest history and tradition in Montevideo. A culture and theater lovers’ favorite.
Tour the Punta Carretas design area : Buy a garment by a Uruguayan designer and end up having coffee in one of the quiet and residential streets of Punta Carretas.
Have lunch in Ciudad Vieja : In the surroundings of Alma Histórica there are restaurants to everybody’s liking, from the classic barbecue in the Mercado del Puerto to gourmet and delicious dishes at Jacinto.