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Retiro-Recoleta: elegance, palaces and Parisian streets in Buenos Aires

Duration: 2h
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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

The neighborhoods of Retiro and Recoleta form a fundamental axis in the urban layout of Buenos Aires. The first, forged in the heat of the port and railway movement of a place that became the nodal center of the Buenos Aires urban movement; the second cradle of the historical aristocracy of Argentina, nucleated around Alvear Avenue and the Recoleta Cemetery. Both neighborhoods today bring together a large part of the architectural emblems of the city, from palaces of the aristocracy of the early 20th century to the most modern rationalist skyscraper of the 1930s. Alvear Avenue, icon of the Recoleta neighborhood, is the most elegant and French Buenos Aires, enough to transform the Argentine capital into the "Paris of South America".


On the walk you will cover:

  • San Martin Plaza
  • Kavanagh Building
  • Israeli Embassy Square
  • Palaces San Martin, Paz, Ortiz Basualdo, Pereda, Duhau
  • Apostolic Nunciature
  • Alvear Avenue
  • Hotel Alvear
  • Bar La Biela
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
  • Recoleta Cemetery

ABOUT THE MEETING POINT: The tour begins at the flag pole of the Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas, in Plaza San Martin, on Avenida Libertador at 50. The monument is right in front of the Monumental Tower, on the other side of Libertador Avenue. You will be able to recognize me since I have a green notebook in my hand. The subway line C (Retiro station) and line E (Retiro station) arrive in the area. Bus lines 5, 7, 9, 22, 23, 26, 28, 33, 45, 56, 61, 93, 100, 101, 130 and 152, among others, also converge in the area.

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    Av. del Libertador 50, C1001 CABA, Ar...
    Av. del Libertador 50, C1001 CABA, Argentina
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    ABOUT THE MEETING POINT: The tour begins at the flag pole of the Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas, in Plaza San Martin, on Avenida Libertador at 50. The monument is right in front of the Monumental Tower, on the other side of Libertador Avenue. You will be able to recognize me since I have a green notebook in my hand. The subway line C (Retiro station) and line E (Retiro station) arrive in the area. Bus lines 5, 7, 9, 22, 23, 26, 28, 45, 56, 61 and 152 also converge in the area.

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).

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Julian es una persona instruida que informa de lo necesario. Al grano y claro!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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