Free Tour City Center (Historical Heart of Buenos Aires)

Duration: 2h and 15min
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
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Tour description

On the Free Tour through the City Center of Buenos Aires, you will learn about the political and historical perspective of our city. We begin at 3pm our tour at  the front gate National Congress and then walk along the boulevard of Avenida de Mayo with its magnificent architecture.

On this tour, we will talk about the glorious and terrible periods in the history of Argentina, from the Independence through the great Argentinian prosperity of the 1900s to Peronism, the last military dictatorship, and the return of democracy.  

After seeing the Evita Peron’s mural at the crossing of Avenida 9 de Julio, we will make a stop to learn about our local culture at the most famous café of Buenos Aires: Café Tortoni

We will finish the Free Tour in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Plaza de Mayo, the center of the city since the colonial period; a place of expression for the people during the most important events of our history.

Free Tour City Center Highlights

  • Congress Building & Argentine politics
  • Palacio Barolo mysterious architecture
  • Evita's Mural, Life & Secrets
  • Cafe Tortoni & Tango
  • Plaza de Mayo, heart of BA
  • Colonial Town Hall & Revolution
  • Cathedral & Pope Francis
  • Mothers of the May Square
  • 70's Dictatorship and those who went missing
  • Actual Argentine economy & politics
  • Pink Government House


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av Entre Ros 97 C1079ABA CABA Argentina
    Av Entre Ros 97 C1079ABA CABA Argentina
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    Gate of The National Congress (Av. Entre Rios 51)

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    Outside visit
    Congress of the Argentine Nation
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Barolo Palace
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Avenue July 9
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cafe Tortoni
  • 6
    Outside visit
    May Plaza
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Pink House
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Metropolitan Cathedral

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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Aloisio 16 May 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour around the history of Buenos Aires. Recommended
Katherine 12 May 2024
San José

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Martín es súper apasionado con la historia, nos gustó mucho toda la información que compartió! Lo recomendamos!
Andrew 11 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
The Guru Tours guide, Martin, provided an excellent tour which I recommend greatly.
Mary 08 May 2024
Saint Paul

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This tour is in the very busiest part of the city. It is not a long walk commute to others I have taken. Good for historical information.
Rafael 25 Apr 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really interesting tour! Maru knows a lot of history about Buenos Aires and she adds really interesting comments during the tour. It was awesome!
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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.
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