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Barracas Free Tour, the thousand faces of the deep south

  • Buenos Aires
  • Available in: Spanish, English

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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?

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 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, 30 minutes

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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 €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 91

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Katja

8 days ago

Me encantó el tour de Barracas con Gustavo. Fue super interesante, muy buena onda y tenía oportunidad de encontrar lugares e información que sola no hubiera encontrado. Próxima vez en Buenos Aires haré otro tour con el. Muchas gracias!

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Jim Madison

12 days ago

Outstanding guide who clearly knew and loved the area. The tour was informative and provided depth in an area of town off the beaten path. The pace was well matched to the group and the guide readily answered questions posed by the group.

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Lynda

17 days ago

What a surprising and fun tour! Gustav was very knowledgeable and personable, and showed up right on time even though we booked this tour quite late the night before. The history of this neighborhood and the free art displayed on its walls are amazing. Highly recommended!

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Sandra Escovitch

27 days ago

El Tour fue genial. Gustavo es un guía impresionante, le pone pasión, suspenso, alegría, colorido.

Nos llevó 5 horas por mansiones, nos contó historias increíbles, descubrimos lugares desconocidos y nos llenó de arte. Mejor imposible!

Super recomendable!

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Simona

1 month ago

Muy muy muy interesantes las anecdotas y los cuentos de Gustavo,no puedo que recomandarlo a todos!!

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Jorge Greco

1 month ago

Increíble todo lo que se esconde detrás de este barrio "desconocido", sorpresas en cada esquina con la magia que transmite Gustavo. MUY RECOMENDABLE.

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