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Barracas Free Tour, the thousand faces of the deep south

Your guru: GustaTrips
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  • Buenos Aires
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru GustaTrips

Hello! I am a Professional Tour Guide and I have the official credential of the city. If you think TRAVEL is freedom, joy, a state of well-being that heals, a need, a pure passion that increases with every place you know ... we have to share the experience! And if you feel that TRAVEL is to learn, it is to discover, it is the curiosity for new horizons, unknown cultures, i... More »

Hello! I am a Professional Tour Guide and I have the official credential of the city. If you think TRAVEL is freedom, joy, a state of well-being that heals, a need, a pure passion that increases with every place you know ... we have to share the experience! And if you feel that TRAVEL is to learn, it is to discover, it is the curiosity for new horizons, unknown cultures, incredible people... let's walk together Buenos Aires!

About the tour

WHAT IS BARRACAS, THE THOUSAND FACES OF THE DEEP SOUTH?

The perfect route for those who are more travelers than tourists.

Barracas is the neighborhood of aristocratic mansions, abandoned factories, design studios, recovered industries, collective worker housing, graffiti murals, bodegones and centennial bars, railroads, Jews from Syria. Barracas is the neighborhood of old spaces and new ideas, a small city within Buenos Aires, where thousands of styles coexist, treasuring countless stories, characters and well-kept secrets.

WHERE IS BARRACAS, THE THOUSAND FACES OF THE DEEP SOUTH?

We travel fifth and nineteenth century mansions of the upper class of Buenos Aires. We discovered cookie mills converted into modern housing complexes, and old markets became the Metropolitan Design Center.

We walk the urban art factory that are the streets of Barracas, where we see "El regreso de Quinquela", a 2,000 square meter mural that exceeded the Guinness record; or the passage Lanín, where the color of mosaics and ceramics transform the fronts of more than 40 houses, in one of the most characteristic interventions of the city.

We also visit a neo-Gothic church that recalls a tragic love of youth; an art deco train station in operation; an oriental synagogue of Mudejar style; the architectural jewel of the green working class Monseñor Espinosa; the mysterious Colonia Solá railway district; and the notable bars Los Laureles and El Puentecito, where we finished our southern expedition. A true journey through time, where trains, graffiti artists, workers, highways, designers, squares and cobblestones are the protagonists.

WHEN IS?

Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am

We meet at the corner of Av. Montes de Oca and Av. Caseros, at the door of the Olivera Pharmacy.

Estimated time: Approximately 4 hours.

Minimun 2 persons. Not suitable for children.

Does not include entrance to buildings or drinks.

It is suspended due to rain.

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How to find me: We meet at the corner of Av. Montes de Oca and Av. Caseros, at the door of the Olivera Pharmacy.
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (54)

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Mónica

4 days ago

Ayer hicimos el Tour de Cogholan y hoy no nos quisimos perder Barracas.

Para los viajeros que buscan algo diferente a las rutas turísticas habituales es el recorrido indicado.

Gustavo es una caja de sorpresas con las historias de cada lugar y con el descubrimiento de los rincones que ofrece el barrio.

Es una actividad totalmente recomendable para conocer de la mano de GustaTrips.

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Silvia Ferretti

4 days ago

Excelente tour apreciando historia, arquitectura y arte de un barrio no muy visitado. Guía y grupo con muy buena onda!

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Liliana

5 days ago

Excelente guía y elección de lugares, increíbles y llenos de sorpresas! Lo llamaría además”Derribando mitos” ,. La saga continúa con Barracas Gracias Gustavo por la dedicación y cuidado! 100 x100 recomendado

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Response from GustaTrips:

Querido Liliana, gracias por tu comentario. Cuando uno elije el camino de compartir sitios, cultura y conocimientos, también se propone derribar esos prejuicios, brindando una imagen real de una ciudad llena de tesoros por donde se la mire. Gracias de corazón!
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Silvia

8 days ago

Maravilloso tour recorriendo lugares desconocidos de la ciudad, de la mano de un guía genial, Gustavo

Yotrip

Response from GustaTrips:

Muchas gracias Silvia por el comentario! Espero verlos en proximos recorridos! Abrazo!
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Emanuel

12 days ago

Excelente tour! Descubriendo aquellos lugares de Buenos Aires que guardan historias increí recorriendo la historia combinado con arte, murales.

Muy recomendable!

Yotrip

Response from GustaTrips:

Mil gracias Ema! Fue un gusto haber compartido con ustedes estos maravillosos rincones inexplorados de la joya del sur porteño! Nos vemos pronto, un abrazo!
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Sabrina

12 days ago

Gustavo nos muestra otra parte muy interesante de los distintos barrios, no es un típico tour, realmente vale la pena hacerlo!!!

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Response from GustaTrips:

Gracias Sabrina! Me alegra mucho leer tu comentario, por muchos mas freetours! Un abrazo y hasta la próxima!
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