Historic San Telmo

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Julián
Quality Verified Registered on April 27, 2019

I am 32 years old. I have been living in the San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires for 7 years, a historic area visited by tourists from all over the world. I am a political scientist, writer and teacher. I love to know places and I am a lover of the history and the details of the social processes that make up the urban landscape. Buenos Aires, like none, is plagued by that history that is lived at every step. We must activate that sixth sense to capture the past that materializes in the present through streets, houses, trees, buildings and squares. For all this, I want to be your guide in la "Reina de la Plata". Avanti!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

San Telmo is a unique neighborhood, recognizable by its streets and places full of history that make the identity of Buenos Aires in its various stages of development, going from being a peripheral suburb to an aristocratic upper class neighborhood, and then becoming a area of arrabaleros hostels impregnated with tango and milonga. The Río de la Plata, whose coast is now far from the neighborhood, witnessed every moment of a magical place that today lives to the rhythm of the sale of antiques, tourist walks and memories of the neighborhood's celebrity: Mafalda. On the walk you will visit the Lezama Park (site of one of the foundations of the city), the Russian Orthodox Church, the National Historical Museum, the Defense Street, the San Telmo Market, the Dorrego Square, the San Pedro González Church Telmo, the museums of Modern Art and Contemporary Art, the San Telmo Market, the Giuffra passage, the Old Warehouse, the San Lorenzo passage and the Mafalda Monument. ABOUT THE MEETING POINT The tour starts at the corner of Parque Lezama, right at the intersection of Brazil Street and Paseo Colón Avenue. At this end of the park there is a large water fountain, that is our meeting point 5 minutes before the agreed start time. You can recognize me since I have a green notebook in my hand. Collective lines 8, 33, 62, 64, 130 and 152 arrive in that area, among others, all of them coming from the city center (Plaza de Mayo area) and other important points such as Retiro, Congreso and Palermo. The closest Metro station of the meeting point is the San Juan station on line C. The Lezama Park is located about 13 blocks from Plaza de Mayo, easily walkable on foot along Paseo Colón Avenue, heading south.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1525 Paseo Colon Av., Buenos Aires, A...
    1525 Paseo Colon Av., Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Our meeting point is at the corner of Parque Lezama, right at the crossroads of Brazil Street with Paseo Colón Avenue, next to the water fountain. You can recognize me since I have a green notebook in my hand.

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    Free admission
    Parque Lezama
  • 2
    Free admission
    Plaza Dorego
  • 3
    Free admission
    Galería de la Defensa
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Parish of San Pedro González Telmo
  • 5
    Free admission
    Mercado San Telmo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    El Viejo Almacén Tango Dinner Show Buenos Aires
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Mafalda Statue

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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Maria 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
.Muy profesional y proporciona información complementaria con forografiad
Adriana 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy buena experiencia. Gracias Julián
Dorys 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Muy buen relato, con muchos datos históricos de San Telmo. Muy lindo el recorrido.
Nieves 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Fantástico! Educativo a la vez que ameno, con información histórica y actual, nos llevó a algunos sitios muy conocidos y a otros que no se me hubiera ocurrido entrar nunca... Organización perfecta y buen manejo del grupo. Totalmente recomendable!!
sol paulin 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Julián fue un excelente gurú! la información que brindaba era muy interesante y precisa. había datos que no conocíamos y que no podríamos haber conocidos sin él fue muy claro, atento y preciso y súper animado! muy recomendado para cualquiera que quiera conocer San Telmo
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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