Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires
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Stop At: Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
The May Square is located in the Porteño Downtown, neighborhood of Monserrat, in the area where the foundation of Buenos Aires took place. The Plaza de Mayo is the most important and oldest public square of the city. The name of this square commemorates the Revolution of May 25, 1810, date in which the citizens gathered around to expel the Viceroy and form a creole government. Since then, the Square has been a silent witness to the most important political and social events in the country.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
San Telmo is an old neighborhood with a bohemian touch thanks to its temporary art galleries, night bars and street murals. The Defensa street, full of antique shops and bustling brasseries, passes through the Dorrego square, where many tourists come on Sundays to see the street market and street performances. Winding roads run through Lezama Park among jacaranda trees. The neighborhood is full of exclusive restaurants with tango shows.
Stop At: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
La Boca is a working class neighborhood that has several attractions next to the Riachuelo. Asadores and street artists mark the entire Caminito, a narrow alley flanked by brightly colored zinc houses that evoke its origin as an immigrant neighborhood. The Bombonera is the Boca Juniors stadium and a whole hotbed on match days. The Proa Foundation is a museum of modern art with temporary exhibitions and views of the old docks.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Calle Museo Caminito, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Caminito is a museum alley and a traditional passage, of great cultural and tourist value, located in the La Boca neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired the music of the famous tango Caminito (1926), composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Puerto Madero is a renovated neighborhood that faces the bay. Its renovated redbrick buildings house exclusive grills frequented by tourists and businessmen at lunchtime. There are also modern skyscrapers with multinationals and luxury apartments. The lakes in the area are surrounded by trails, as is the ecological reserve Costanera Sur, very popular with runners and families. The elegant suspension bridge of the Woman connects the ports.
Pass By: Retiro, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Retiro is a neighborhood with great diversity and quiet streets. Art galleries and chic coffee shops lead to the emblematic and busy train station of Retiro, British style and surrounded by fast food stalls. The art deco tower of the Kavanagh building offers views of the Plaza San Martín, a steep park where office employees rest in the shelter of jacaranda and patriotic monuments. Tourists flock to the Florida pedestrian street for its leather goods boutiques, souvenir stalls and tango dancers.
Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
The Recoleta Cemetery is a famous cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires. It is located in the distinguished neighborhood of Recoleta and contains the tombs of many outstanding personalities of the country. It was inaugurated on November 17, 1822.
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city, famous for its numerous and imposing mausoleums and vaults adorned with marbles and sculptures. Its architectural value is a sample of the times when Argentina was an emerging economic power in the late nineteenth century, and the wealthiest families of the city began moving to the Recoleta area and building splendid pantheons in the cemetery.
Duration: 20 minutes
- Live commentary
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
The tour was great pertaining to the size of the group and the length of the tour which helped to obtain a good sense of what the city is all about. The British guide was very knowledgeable about the city's history, yet he was too talkative and in his British mannerism led the tour in school teacher like manner.
This tour was so rushed and not a great overview of the city. The guide was very nice, but could have provided more history.
Excellent guide. Enjoyed tour .Very informative learned about education,saw government center, very comfortable bus.
Great overview of Buenos Aires and Argentinian history. Interesting explanations re major features and locations. Knowledgeable and personable guide - Lucia.