The Lim A Po street is one of the oldest and best preserved historic streets in the old center of Paramaribo. The colonial buildings in this street are mostly built in the 2nd half of the 19th century. In the 1st half of the 19th century a huge fire put large parts of Paramaribo in the ashes. The first owners were wealthy merchants and plantation owners. Guesthouse Albergo Alberga is located in a colonial building, which was built around the end of the 19th century.
The Origin of the guesthouse
In the early 1960’s, Mr. Imro Alberga bought the premises in the Lim A Po street from the H.J. de Vries group. He established his dental clinic on the first floor. On the second floor, there was a guesthouse named “Sranang”. It was just after the independence in the year 1976 that the famous Surinamese film “Wan pipel” was recorded here. A film directed by Pim de la Parra. With leading roles played by actor Borger Breeveld and actress Willeke van Ammelrooy. In the year 2002 the activities of Guesthouse Albergo Alberga officially started on the second floor of the building. In 2005, the dental clinic on the first floor moved and the entire building was converted to a guesthouse. A swimming pool was built in the backyard.