Free tour of Buenos Aires: Heart of the city

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Rodrigo
Quality Verified Registered on August 24, 2020

Hello! I am Rodrigo, born and raised in the amazing city of Buenos Aires. Throughout my life I've also lived in Dublin, Ireland; Copenhagen, Denmark; different parts of Norway; Berlin, Gemany(I have a passion for good weather...) and also in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I have been a tour guide for more than 8 years and across 3 cities (Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Berlin, always in English) and also worked in tourism in Norway and Sierra Leone. I really enjoy what I do. I studied political science and journalism, currently I am studying tourism and sustainable development and I also write. I try and mix what I’ve learned in all the places I have lived on my tours so I can tell you a story and make you feel as if you were actually watching it happen. I am enthusiastic, outgoing and love telling stories, anecdotes and sharing my knowledge of the city I live in. And I also like to have fun, so it is not all about history... ask what you want to know! Can do tours in English and Spanish, so get in touch in any of these 2 languages if you have any questions or want a tailor made tour.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Everything you need to know about Buenos Aires in three hours.

On this tour we will explore the heart of the city and will talk and learn about the fascinating history of the Argentinian capital.

From life before the colonial times, the struggle and war of independence, and the waves of immigrants that forever changed the face of the city and the country. The “barn of the world” and how one of the richest countries of the world in the wake of the 20th ended in one of the biggest economic crises of the planet a century later. The lights and shadows behind the myth of the “Europe of the Americas”.

Tango, football, literature, psychotherapy, politics, dictatorships, and resistance, the history of Argentina has all of the ingredients for a passionate drama. And that reflects onto its population.

“To me, Buenos Aires is eternal, like water or air“ ( as the famed writer Jorge Luis Borges once said)

Why does the seemingly never-ending energy of the city keeps mystifying onlookers and energizing passer-by’s.

During the tour we will see: 

  • The palace of the parliament
  • The square of the congress 
  • Palacio Barolo
  • Avenida de Mayo 
  • 9 de Julio avenue
  • The obelisk 
  • Evita’s giant homage 
  • Calle Florida 
  • Metropolitan cathedral 
  • Casa rosada (the pink house) 
  • Plaza de Mayo (the pulsating heart of the city) 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Entre Ríos 51, C1089 CABA, Argentina
    Av. Entre Ríos 51, C1089 CABA, Argentina
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    We meet at the front gate of the national congress. I’m always standing alone there so shouldn’t be hard to find me

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Congreso de la Nación Argentina
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Congress Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Barolo Palace
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de la Nación y Ministerio de Salud de la Nación
  • 5
    Outside visit
    May Avenue
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Calle Florida
  • 7
    Outside visit
    May Plaza
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Pink House

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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Manon 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Lots of interesting information about the history, politics and architecture of Argentina/Buenos Aires. Rodrigo is a really passionate guide and knows a lot. Recommended tour if you want to know some more about Argentina/Buenos Aires.
Jacob 03 Dec 2023
Montes Claros

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Rodrigo is a super kind, open and eager man. He definitely has his thing for Buenos Aires, and he has many stories to tell. Having lived abroad himself he understands what people notice in the city. Best recommendations.
Annie 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Rodrigo was very smart, informative, enthusiastic, helpful, and friendly. Highly recommend this tour!
Gavin 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Very informative and interesting tour. Rodrigo was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and country.
Ariane 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
I highly recommend this tour with Rodrigo
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Who is this tour for?

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