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Best of Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Walking Tour

Discover the friendly and fascinating city of Buenos Aires on foot. This 2 mile (3.2km) morning walking tour of Buenos Aires is a pleasant way to experience the unique culture of Argentina, its history, customs, buildings and monuments. An educational and fun way to explore Argentina's capital city!

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Meals
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Buenos Aires Walking Tours, 899 Florida St. Meet at corner door Florida is the main pedestrian street downtown., Buenos Aires C1005AAQ Argentina

    This is where we meet and start our tour NO LATER than 10am: Please look for the guides that have a (small) BA Walking Tours sign in their hands or clothes. We meet OUTSIDE the cafe corner door (corner with Paraguay St.).

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Calle Florida, Buenos Aires Argentina

    As we walk we explain Florida Street (Spanish: Calle Florida): one of the oldest in town and a popular shopping street downtown. It communicates the foundational area (Plaza de Mayo) with Plaza San Martin (San Martin Park) and is chock-full of history and stories.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, San Martin 1050, Retiro, Buenos Aires Argentina

    Built by Lady Mercedes Anchorena for her family in 1916 it is astonishingly beautiful and has part in many peculiar stories (love/hate/power) we will tell you about.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Edificio Kavanagh, Florida 1065, Retiro Retiro, Buenos Aires Argentina

    Tallest Art Deco skyscraper in Buenos Aires overlooking Plaza San Martín. It was the highest skyscraper in Latin America and declared UNESCO heritage building. Its construction took only 14 months and was commissioned in 1934 by Corina Kavanagh, a millionaire woman of Irish descent who sold two ranches at the age of 39 to erect her landmark skyscraper

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Torre Monumental, Av. Dr. Jose Maria Ramos Mejia 1315, Buenos Aires C1104 Argentina

    We will explain the strong legacy of England in Argentina contemplating this British Clock Tower (now Torre Monumental) and we will also see and explain the monument to the 1982 South Atlantic war (Malvinas/Falkland) just opposite the tower.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Monumento a Combatientes de Malvinas, Plaza General San Martin, Buenos Aires Argentina

    We will thoroughly explain our long standing love/hate relationship with England and the unsuspected British presence in our economy while looking at the memorial monument commemorating the 1982 South Atlantic war (Malvinas/Falkland) just opposite the British tower.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza San Martin, Av. Santa Fe, Buenos Aires 1006 Argentina

    Chock full of history, this park, close to the old slave depots, housed a fort, a bullfight ring and much more. Today it boasts the magnificent monument to our maximum independence hero: Gral. Jose de San Martin. We will tell you his full story.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio Paz, Avenida Santa Fe 750, Buenos Aires C1059ABO Argentina

    Impressive city-palace, built 1914 for José C. Paz, the proprietor of the city's then-second most-circulated newspaper and aspiring President. Built entirely with material imported from France. 120 rooms for a family of four!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio San Martin, Arenales 761, Buenos Aires Argentina

    It is really the Anchorena Family Palace, now called San Martin for political reasons. We will explain all about the amazing woman (Mercedes Anchorena) who built it and its nearby fabulous church for her family.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio Estrugamou, Calle Esmeralda 1351, Buenos Aires C1007ABS Argentina

    Beautiful parisian buildings fill the flamboyant, unique and unforgettable Barrio Norte neighbourhood that gives Buenos Aires its reputation for being the Paris of the South. Amazing mansions, elegant streets. Immigration explained (Spanish, Italians, French, British, etc.).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Israeli Embassy, Arroyo 916, C1007AAD, C1007 AAD, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    In 1992 a single bomb blast destroyed the local Israeli embassy murdering 24 people. We will explain all that happened: why, how, who. Also we will explain a bit about politics and justice in Argentina.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Embajada de Francia, Calle Cerrito 1399 Esquina Arroyo, Buenos Aires C1010ABA Argentina

    Originally the Ortiz-Basualdo Palace, this beautiful building is full of historical gossip you'll enjoy, including, for example, when Edward the 7th of England came to visit with his American wife-to-be.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Avenida Alvear, Buenos Aires Argentina

    We will stroll shortly along this most elegant of avenues in Argentina and explain its lavish mansions and 1880-1930 immigration in Argentina.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Embajada De La Santa Sede Nunciatura Apostolica, Alvear 1605, Buenos Aires Argentina

    Why is there an Argentine Pope? What relationship is there between Argentina's ultra rich women (Anchorena/Harilaos/Alvear) and the church? Why did Adelia Harilaos donate her palace to the Vatican? We will tell you the amazing stories behind this beautiful palace and gardens.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Recoleta, Junin y Guido, Buenos Aires Argentina

    The Recoleto Franciscan Monks where given this land as a gift. Nowadays Recoleta is a strollable, affluent area known for Paris-style townhouses, lavish former palaces and posh boutiques.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, Junin 1998, Buenos Aires Argentina

    Beautiful colonial Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Recoleta, Buenos Aires was built as part of the Franciscan Recoletos monastery, completed in 1732 it is the second-oldest church in Buenos Aires

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta, Junin 1760, Buenos Aires C1113 Argentina

    To end our walk, we will give you a short introduction to this amazing cemetery--but we will not visit inside it.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: La Biela, Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596, C1129 CABA, Argentina

    We end our walk just outside this landmark cafe while we explain its history, the neighbourhood and the nearby attractions so you can choose what to do next on your own.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Florida Garden, Florida 899, C1005 AAQ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    La Biela, Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596, C1129 CABA, Argentina
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children aged 8 years and under are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
    • Note: tour operates rain or shine
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Coverage of full itinerary may depend on weather, city-dynamics (riots, strikes, repairs), timing and other circumstances at time of tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Buenos Aires Walking Tours

Activity ID: V-5030BEST

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