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Free tour Retiro and Recoleta: Aristocratic Buenos Aires
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.
Aristocratic Buenos Aires!
Join me on a walk through two of the most architecturally impressive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, home to the French-obsessed oligarchic elites of late 1800, who tried to shape Buenos Aires after the French capital.
Discover the glamour and extravagance of the "Paris of South America" by visiting Retiro and Recoleta. The chosen neighbourhoods by Argentina's French-obsessed economic (and oligarchic) elites in the late 1800s and the beginning of the 20th century, where they constructed 60-room French palaces to show off their wealth and power, and competed for fame and influence.
San Martin and his liberations campaigns, the golden age of Argentina, stories of love and revenge that echo through time, quirks, and bizarre facts and habits of Buenos Aires and its people, "los porteños".
Go back into the glamour of the old days, as you learn about Argentina's "Belle Époque", and how their fortunes (and misfortunes) intertwined with the ups and downs of the country throughout the 20th century and all the way until today.
During the tour, we will see:
- San Martín Square:
- - Anchorena Palace
- - Kavanagh building
- - Paz Palace
- - Monument to José de San Martín (Argentina's main National Hero)
- The Monumental Tower (formerly known as the British Tower)
- Arroyo Street
- Embassy of France
- Embassy of Brazil
- Alvear Avenue: home to Argentina's finest palaces
- The tour will end at the Plaza Francia, right in front of the Cemetery of Recoleta.
- This tour DOES NOT include the cemetery
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Buenos Aires, C1006 Buenos Aires, Arg...Buenos Aires, C1006 Buenos Aires, Argentina
We meet right by the main monument at Plaza San Martin. I have beard, moustache and glasses. I will send a message on the day of the tour to make it easier to recognise me
1Outside visitmonumento al Libertador General San Martín
2Outside visitPeace Palace
3Outside visitKavanagh Building
4Outside visitMinisterio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
6Outside visitAmbassade de France / Embassy of France
7Outside visitEmbassy of Brazil (Foreign Ministry building)
8Outside visitApostolic Nunciature
9Outside visitDuhau Palace - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
10Outside visitResidencia Maguire
11Outside visitPlaza Intendente Torcuato de Alvear
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).