Free tour

Discovering RECOLETA and RETIRO neighborhoods!

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Esteban
Registered on March 05, 2019

I am passionate about discovering history, in the same place that happened. For that I travel Buenos Aires, observe, read and study old photos. And then I prepare a guided tour! I studied theater 4 years with Carolina Adamovsky, I did a 4 month course "Guided Visit: conceptual framework, planning and guidance techniques" by Roberto García Coni (Centro Cultural Rojas, 2018) and another 4 month course "Barrios de Buenos Aires" dictated also by Roberto García Coni (2018). Argentine history is exciting, and I would love to share it with others!! Welcome to BA!

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

Tour description

The tour begins in Plaza San Martín, where we learn how Buenos Aires started as a small town in 1580. Continues visiting an amazing railway station, biggest in South America, where we learn how in the 1900´s Argentina received 4.2 million immigrants! We get to know amazing anecdotes of those times! 

The tour continues walking through the nicest Recoleta streets where we discover palaces with outstanding French Architecture. We get to know the story of these wealthy families and why they fell so in love with Paris! 

The tours ends at the most beautiful Recoleta square where we´ll get to know the history of Tango and the "mate", Argentina´s national infusion!

The experience is unique!! :o) Join me!!

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  • Meeting point:
    Maip 1200 C1006 CABA Argentina
    Maip 1200 C1006 CABA Argentina
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    San Martin´s Monument, at Plaza San Martin, Retiro

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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Laura 04 May 2022
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022
I took 3 walking tours in Buenos Aires with 3 different guides. Definitely Esteban was the best. The route and the speech was very well planed and coordinated. The facts very interesting. I am sure that if I walk through this place without the explanation, I wouldn’t understand or see anything special.
Kalon 06 Feb 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020
Esteban was an excellent tour guide. We learned so much about the history of Buenos Aires as well as some great stories that made this tour informative, interesting and fun. Esteban loves history and had such a wide breadth of information to share that we all cane away so much better informed. We highly recommend you take a tour with him. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Kalon and Sue
Beth 17 Jan 2020
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Travelled in group - Jan 2020
Estaban has terrific English and gave us a thorough and colorful description of the city’s past. This is exactly what we wanted and enjoyed it!
Ivo 30 Dec 2019
Very informative and likely tour. Esteban keeps it interesting throughout the 3h30 your and even the rain couldn't keep us from enjoying the tour. Insightful and open till the last moment.
Renzo 29 Oct 2019
i honestly didn’t know what to expect when I booked this tour, I normally take the most popular walking tours that I find on sites like “travelocity” and I have taken a LOT of them in many places around the world. I decided to “take a chance” when booking this tour because I liked the description of the tour and it fit our schedule ( 4 people ). I can sincerely say that this is the best walking tour I’ve Ever taken. Esteban was extremely well prepared, he was very knowledgeable and he was very entertaining throughout the tour. He taught us history and geography during the tour and he even brought maps and props for us to understand everything better! I could definitely tell that he was passionate about teaching us about his culture! He was very flexible with us when it comes to taking breaks and finding places with shade where we could rest. I definitely know much more about Buenos Aires and it’s culture because of him :). Taking this tour should be a must on everyone traveling to Buenos Aires. I am planning to recommend this tour to everyone I know that may be traveling to Buenos Aires ! Thank you Esteban !
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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 requires 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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