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Barracas Free Tour, the thousand faces of the deep south

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on September 27, 2018

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!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Minimum 4 walkers per Reservation. 

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?
Every day of the week at 10 am and 2.30 pm 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.
Minimum 4 walkers per Reservation.
Not suitable for children under 12 years old.
It is suspended due to rain.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av Caseros 1000 C1152AAS CABA Argentina
    Av Caseros 1000 C1152AAS CABA Argentina
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    We meet at the corner of Av. Montes de Oca and Av. Caseros, at the door of the Olivera Pharmacy.

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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Jens... 27 Nov 2022
Skanderborg
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
This is really an interesting story. It is not your typical turist walk, it is more a walk with stories of Buenos Aires and this area - the guru had some really good stories about people and places that was very interesting and made the walk one of the better one. You get some stories that you cannot easily find yourself and the guru knew so much about the city and the country.
Ricardo 24 Nov 2022
Bergen
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
FANTÁSTICO!!! NO DEJEN DE HACER ESTE TOUR
Ekat... 23 Nov 2022
Moscow
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
It was amazing experience! Gustavo is the best guide. So many interesting stories he told us in so unique manner. You never get bored! We spent 4,5 hours without noticing the time. Highly recommend!
Rachel 22 Nov 2022
Rockville
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
I wish I could give 10 stars!!! Gustavo is fantastic. He is so knowledgeable, professional, and fun. Our tour of Barracas gave us great insight on Argentina and took us to some incredible sites off the beaten path. Highly highly recommend to everyone!
Oguz 18 Nov 2022
I have been travelling a lot and Gusta is one of the most dedicated tour guide I have ever met. It was like fun experience with him to walk through the history as well as important step stones of today´s world. I definitely recommend him.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is 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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