Free tour

Free Tour Recoleta and Retiro (English tour)

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 19, 2017

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

We meet  at 10.30am, at Plaza Estado del Vaticano (Corner of Libertad and Viamonte), next to Teatro Colón.

 Discover beautiful palaces parks and monuments and its background stories.

You will enjoy the magnificent architecture and learn about the generation that made BA the cultural capital of South America.

We start the walk in Teatro Colón and walk trough the fanciest streets of Recoleta. We finish the tour at the gate of the  Recoleta Cemetery.


Free Tour Recoleta Highlights

  • Teatro Colón
  • Av. 9 de Julio
  • Aristocratic families and palaces
  • San Martín & Independence war
  • The Big Ben of South America
  • Plaza San Martín
  • Malvinas/Falklands War
  • Terrorist Attacks during the 90s
  • The Posh Buenos Aires
  • Fanciest Avenue in Buenos Aires
  • Colonial Franciscan Convent
  • Into to the history of the Recoleta Cemetery



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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Viamonte 1200 C1053ABX CABA Argentina
    Viamonte 1200 C1053ABX CABA Argentina
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    Plaza Estado del Vaticano (Corner of Libertad and Viamonte), next to Teatro Colón.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Colon Theater
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Liberty Temple
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cervantes Theater
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Argentine Foreign Ministry Center
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Peace Palace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Av. Alvear
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Gomero de la Recoleta - Historical Tree
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Recoleta Cemetery

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Paul 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
An outstanding tour. So many interesting sights and background information. Many thanks, Paloma!!
Lori 09 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Vito was incredibly charismatic, fun, and informative, and we immensely enjoyed our tour with him! He told us fascinating stories about the places we saw, was very engaging, and we felt like we learned a ton!! Highly recommended tour, especially with Vito!
Paula 29 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Nahuel was the best guide I’ve had with guruwalk
Rachel 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
This tour around Recoleta and Retiro provides a great perspective on the history of the elites in Buenos Aires. It was a bit long, but the neighborhoods are beautiful. We loved having Nahuel as our guide - he was funny, informative, friendly and very interesting to listen to.
PHOOI SAN 10 Jun 2024
George Town

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Vito is really really good. Full of knowledge and with expressions. So interesting and informative. Keep it up Vito…….
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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