Discover the friendly and fascinating city of Buenos Aires on foot. This 2 mile (3.2km) morning walking tour of the Retiro and Recoleta neighbourhood is a pleasant way to experience the unique culture of Buenos Aires, its history, customs, buildings and monuments. An educational and fun way to explore Argentina’s capital city!
- Walking tour
- Complimentary coffee
- Conducted in English
The walking tour covers over 25 “must see” attractions in Buenos Aires including:
* Florida St. and Early History of BA
* Corrientes Av. and its Obelisk (explained)
* Ana Diaz’ place (first woman settler in 1582)
* Mariquita Sanchez’ house: short history of Argentina
* Av de Mayo: Café Tortoni & the story of Tango
* Plaza de Mayo (Evita, Mothers, Falklands & crowds)
* Casa Rosada (Govt. House. The Peron’s balconies)
* Cathedral & Gral. San Martin’s mausoleum & story
* Manzana de las Luces (Enlightenment Square)
* San Ignacio, Francisco & Domingo (colonial churches)
* 1806′ British presence: wit, romance & canon-balls
* World famous San Telmo Qt.. Evita’s headquarters
* San Telmo Market. Visits inside colonial houses
* Modern Art Museum (ex Onassis’ cigarette factory)
* Lezama Park: BA’s foundation, settlers & cannibals
* …and lots of local stories, curious facts & peculiarities!
Listen as your knowledgeable guide informs you about the local history, architecture, traditions, habits and unique features you might never have discovered otherwise. This is a fun, easy going tour where you will be taken “off the beaten track”. Complimentary coffee is included.
Departure Point: Florida Garden Cafe
Departure Time: 10:00am
Return Details: Concludes at the renowned Recoleta cafe and restaurant district
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Excellent escorted guided tour. Our guide was well informed, and we especially appreciated his explanations in perfect English. Great value and good exercise to walk the route that was easy for the average person. One in our party has respiratory deficiency, but there were frequent pauses that allowed him to catch up. Doing it on your own is false economy, since you would miss so much of the historic commentary a local guide provides. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to a friend. Five Stars!
Reviewed by: Min Hiu H, United States of America