Free tour

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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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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  • 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 have beard and moustahce and 2 visible tattoos (one on each arm)

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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Mathona 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Rodrigo is superbly knowledgeable about Argentina. He succinctly relates the history of the country from earliest colonial to the present day. He highlights examples of the various styles of Architecture in BA. He discusses the politics of the past and present day and skillfully explains the puzzle of the multiple exchange rates. He is engaging and approachable.
Gabriel 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Very interesting guide And very knowledgeable! I’ve learned a lot more than I expected on the tour! It’s not the most entertaining but it was perfect for me.
Luke 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We were blown away by Rodrigo’s tour. He was so friendly, clear and knowledgeable. Before the tour I would’ve said it would be impossible to get a grasp on 400 years of Argentinian history in three hours but he led us through the whole period. Rodrigo had so much info and seemed so passionate about his beautiful country and the roller coaster history that has led us to today. We got tons of detail on architecture too and went straight to his steak recommendation in the evening which was absolutely sensational. We’ve done a number of walking tours with various providers on our trip and this was the stand out by far. If he did another tour in another area we would certainly do it. Thanks again, Rodrigo!!
Ramon 18 Mar 2023
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Very informative tour of Argentina. Be ready to learn much about this intriguing place.
Oli ... 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Very insightful mix of politics and architecture. Learnt a lot!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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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