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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?

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

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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 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 (72)

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Axel

1 day ago

Buenisimo! Lo super recomiendo! Hice el tour de Barracas 2, visitamos rincones de la ciudad que no conocia, con el aporte de Gustavo que nos guió, a travez de la historia, por lugares maravillosos. Voy a volver para Barracas 1 y despues los demas tours!

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Jorge

13 days ago

El tour te permite conocer de manera detallada un recorrido por fuera de los circuitos habituales, integrando diferentes realidades que a veces se pasan por alto pero que forman parte de una misma ciudad. Gustavo brinda información detallada, es muy ameno y cuenta con gran experiencia en el manejo del tour. Volveré a realizar otras visitas con él.

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Yanina

25 days ago

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Miriam Seoane

1 month ago

Gustavo, nuestro Guia, una maravilla, nos mostro una Barracas desconocida para mi, llena de lugares e historias increibles, descubriendo y disfrutando cada uno de los sitios por donde transitamos. Gustavo super profesional e informado y dispuesto a que pases una tarde increible donde no pasa el tiempo. Mis felicitaciones a el! Super recomendable

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Diana Marcela Gónzalez Cháves

1 month ago

11 de 10!

Fue todo un gusto haber encontrado a Gustavo en Guruwalk, la verdad, habíamos hecho otros Free Walking Tour pero nunca tan completos como el que Gustavo nos dió por Barracas, nos llevó por lugares a los que nunca hubiéramos ido si estuvieramos solas. La verdad, si tuvieramos más tiempo en Buenos Aires haríamos todos nuestros recorridos con él porque es increíble!

Si están por estos lados, no duden en tomar el tour, turismo sustentable de calidad es lo que ofrece Gustatrips y muy muy buena onda!

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Helen

1 month ago

The Barracas Tour is the right tour for people who loves to explore the hidden places of the city. You learn a lot of unexpected facts while walking through this diverse neighborhood. If you like none touristy places, great street art I can only recommend it.

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Response from GustaTrips:

Thanks Helen! Your opinion encourages me to improve day by day, and reaffirms the choice to share walking tours in this reat city of Buenos Aires. A great interoceanic embrace!
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