COGHLAN Free Tour: Urban Art, Suburban PEACE

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
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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Tour description

I dont take bookings with less than 3 people. If there are less than 3 people in your reservation, it will not be taken and will be cancelled.

WHAT IS COGHLAN: URBAN ART, SUBURBAN PEACE? Coghlan is an oasis in the vertigo of Buenos Aires. An English-style neighborhood built for and by train, with a friendly and authentic rhythm, where a sense of town, or small island with a magical climate, and a unique imprint of street art and urban muralism is perceived. In Coghlan it makes you want to sit and watch people go by ... and let Coghlan pass through our eyes: walls intervened by artists from all over the world, full of messages and colors; low houses, other stately, triangular roofs that evoke story castles; factories converted into universities and ecological lofts ... and mythical stories of those who toured its streets. Coghlan is that old British-style farmhouse, which began to grow around the station, and today is synonymous with austere modernity, ancient customs and young ideas, with an urban mentality while retaining the suburban serenity of 1891, the year that John Coghlan It became a neighborhood.

WHERE IS COGHLAN: URBAN ART, SUBURBAN PEACE? We walk its quiet streets converted into an open-air museum, and discover stencil, graffiti, collage ... an explosion of street art works by world-renowned artists, which make Coghlan one of the mecca of muralism in the city. But in Coghlan art is also in its gut: we are surprised in the tunnel named Luis Alberto Spinetta, icon of our rock, where 40 artists painted 40 murals with images of their records; and there is another tunnel: that of La Smorfia Coghlanense, an old dream interpretation system to play the lottery, translated into murals throughout the entire viaduct. We visited the Coghlan train station, the green and cultural station, the only one in the world with its own public library. We enjoy the English railway architecture from its iconic iron bridge manufactured in Glasgow, Scotland, and become a hallmark of the neighborhood from the naive painting of the artist Anikó Szabó. We also know the 35-meter Coghlan Obelisk, the Socrates, Valderrama and Plutarco passages, the cultural and artistic warehouse of organic products, and the factories converted into universities and luxury homes.
This is Coghlan: the old paradise of the English and Basque speakers, and the new oasis of modern porteños who are looking for their place in the world.

Every day of the week at 2 p.m. We are at the corner of Av. Monroe and Av. Melián, at the door of the TV Bar.
Estimated time: Approximately 3 hours.
Minimum 3 walkers per reservation.
Not suitable for children under 12 years old.
It is suspended by rain at the time of onset.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av Monroe 3602 C1430BLN CABA Argentina
    Av Monroe 3602 C1430BLN CABA Argentina
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    We are at the corner of Av. Monroe and Av. Melián, at the door of Bar TV

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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Alberto 16 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Nos ha gustado mucho el tour y sobre todo se nota la pasión con la que Gustavo cuenta la historia de su barrio. Muy recomendable
JAY 28 Dec 2022
New York

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Gustavo is excellent. He takes more obscure barrios of BA & makes them fascinating. I had never heard of Coghlan prior to signing up for the tour but after going on Gustavo’s Barracas tour I knew he would make Coghlan interesting. And he did not disappoint.
Mariana 09 Oct 2021
Mar del Plata

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2021
Excelente el recorrido. Muchísima información. Gustavo ama su trabajo y eso lo trasmite. En cada metro del recorrido tiene un dato, una anécdota o una historia que contar. Imperdible!
celia 25 Sep 2021

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Travelled in group - Sep 2021
Experiencia gratificante . Muy divertida
Elisabet 03 Mar 2021

El tour con Gustavo fue maravilloso 😄♥️ Realmente sin palabras! Conocimos un barrio lleno de street art y de historias maravillosas! Ojalá todos pudieran conocer Coghlan y lo más importante, conocer a Gustavo y disfrutar de sus historias y datos de color (qué tanto nos gustaron!). Esperamos volver a hacer un tour con él lo antes posible! 😁 Abrazos santafesinos, Clara y Elisabet
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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 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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