Walking Tour Retiro and Recoleta: History and Stories

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2020

We are a group of guides who want to take you on a tour of this beautiful city. We want to tell you their secrets, their myths and truths like they never told you the story before. For a few years we have been making various tours of the cities. We propose various day and night tours and many other proposals. Book your schedule and we are waiting for you to enjoy a different experience. We will wait for you!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

With WalkBA you will see how wonderful Buenos Aires is. Join Simon in one of our walking tours around the "Paris of Latin America". This is a great experience to know more about our city, learn facts and curiosities but also, you will have lots of fun. 

 Colon Theater
 kavanagh building
 Palaces of the Aristocracy
 Ride on the BA Subway 
 big ben buenos aires
 Floralis Generic
 Recoleta Cultural Center
 Recoleta Cemetery (exterior)

 - Our guide will communicate with you through whatsapp, so PLEASE LEAVE THE PHONE NUMBER YOU USE IN WHATSAPP, NOT THE ONE IN ARGENTINA.
 - There is a minimum of three (3) walkers per tour. If we do not arrive at least one hour before the start time, the tour may be cancelled. Our guide will inform you if this or any rescheduling with a WhatsApp message.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Santa Fe 650, C1005 CABA, Argentina
    Av. Santa Fe 650, C1005 CABA, Argentina
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    In front of the monument to San Martín, wearing a yellow vest.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    General San Martin Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Colon Theater
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Subway Buenos Aires City
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Floralis Generic
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Recoleta Cultural Center
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Recoleta Cemetery

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 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Simon was awesome! First of all, I arrived 15mins late but he and the group very kindly waited for me. He gave a great mix of historical anecdotes that you'd otherwise miss if you were going solo. He then recommended somewhere local to eat after, but alas(!) I had other plans. Highly recommend his tour if you get a chance 🤩
Molly 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Great walking tour and introduction to Buenos Aires. Simon was an incredible guide who showed us the sights but also gave us personalised recommendations for our stay, helped me get my metro card and dropped me at a fabulous lunch spot at the end of the tour. The tour itself gave us a background to the evolution of Buenos Aires and its architecture and history!
Adam 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
It was a pleasure to meet Simon. It was a very educational experience with several interesting facts about the city and current life of people living in Buenos Aires. He's a friendly and funny guy. I recommend this tour with him.
Fien 21 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Simon took us on a nice tour in a small group through Retiro and Recoleta. We learned a lot, and Simon was very approachable. He was really 'one of us', we could ask him anything - and he even helped us with non-tour related questions. Definitely would recommend giving Simon a call!
Rosaline 20 Nov 2023
Silver Spring

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
This was a wonderful introduction to the Buenos Aires neighborhoods of Retiro and Recoleta. We also got a chance to ride BA's metro system. The tour ended at the old cemetery in Recoleta, which gave me a chance to explore it at my leisure. Simon is a great guide: personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. A very pleasant day out and about BA. Thank you, Simon!
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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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