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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Minimum 3 walkers per Reservation.
I dont take si one person bookings.

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. 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 3 hours 30 min.
Minimum 3 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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4.92
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TONI 11 Jul 2024
Nord de Palma District

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
NADIE DEBERIA PERDERSE ESTE TOUR, La forma que tiene GUSTAVO de dar vida a esta experiència es realmente excepcional. Las historias de este barrio darían para escribir una novela . Y las “sorpresas” son guardadas por Gustavo hasta el momento preciso para ser reveladas . y por supuesto las dos últimas calles no las podremos vivir en ningún otro lado de esta ciudad. Solo podemos decir : 6 ⭐️ es lo que se merece . Gracias y hasta pronto
Gabriela 01 Jul 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Gustavo es muy amable y divertido, realiza un gran recorrido y muy interesante, muy recomendable el tour, si eres de los que les gusta ver más allá de lo turístico, lo recomiendo.
Michel 12 Apr 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
So glad I booked the tour with Gustavo, a professional guide who did the job with real love for his work and his neighborhood. Enthusiastic and full of energy he guided us through Barracas. He took very well care of us, a small group and showed us amazing things in a way i by myself wouldn’t have discovered. Muchísimas gracias
Veronika 11 Apr 2024
Hamburg

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Eine wirklich spannende und interessante Tour durch einen Teil von Buenos Aires, den man sonst so nicht kennenlernen würde. Sehr kurzweilig und trotzdem informativ erzählt, Gustavo ist ein Top Guide, Dankeschön für dieses Erlebnis
Ifa Chazalette 11 Apr 2024
Aouste-sur-Sye

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Such an interesting and fun way to discover Buenos Aires, without the big touristic stops. Learned a lot about the culture and history, thanks again Gustavo !
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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 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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