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 political 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. Hipólito Yrigoyen 1710, C1089 CAB...
    Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen 1710, C1089 CABA, Argentina
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    We meet at the entrance of the of the “Senado de la nación” (country’s senate). I’m usually the only person just standing 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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Diego 17 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Excelente experiencia con Rodrigo. Recomendadísimo!
Daniela 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Un tour muy ameno e interesante para quienes nos interesa conocer más sobre el contexto político y económico del país. Sin duda Rodrigo ofrece un contexto claro y neutral. Recomendado!
Virginia 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We loved the tour. A journey through the history of Argentina very well developed and super well explained by Rodrigo. You can tell that he is passionate about what he says and transmits that feeling to everyone who listens. We have done many freetours and he is without a doubt the best guide we have ever had. El tour nos ha encantado. Un recorrido por la historia de Argentina muy bien desarrollado y súper bien explicado por Rodrigo. Se nota que le apasiona lo que cuenta y transmite esa sensación a todo el que escucha. Hemos hecho muchos freetours y él es sin duda el mejor guía que hemos tenido.
Vera 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fantastic and informative
Christopher 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
An excellent choice of walking tour. English was fantastic and he talked loud so you didn’t miss a thing. Showed us a wonderful city and such a nice tour guide explaining so much history, politics and Argentinian way of life. Wouldn’t have missed this for anything.
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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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