Free tour of San Telmo + Puerto Madero (Meet the old and the modern)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Tomás
Registered on March 15, 2023

Hey! My name is Tomás, I am 26 years old and I live in Buenos Aires since I was a kid. I studied International Relations. I have worked and studied in the US and Spain. I love to travel, discover new cultures, food and history.

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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

Tour San Telmo + Puerto Madero (Meet the old and the modern)

We will walk and discover the most emblematic places of two neighborhoods of the City of Buenos Aires.

San Telmo is one of the first neighborhoods in the City. It still preserves cobbled streets and colonial- style buildings, along with a great offer for tourists. In the tour we will find shops with typical crafts, a great gastronomic offer, tango shows, art shops and the open-air market . You will also be able to learn a about the history of San Telmo and discover little secrets. Did you know that English troops paraded along its famous Calle Defensa during the invasion of Buenos Aires in the 19th century?

Puerto Madero, one of the newest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Here we will be able to see great differences with the first part of the tour, in this neighborhood we will find large skyscrapers , and one of the tallest buildings in Latin America . We will walk along the dam with views of the Rio de la Plata and we will visit the famous Puente de la Mujer . Although this neighborhood is very modern, we can also learn more about history through its streets. Did you know that they all bear the names of Argentine women famous for their contribution to the country?

Halfway between both neighborhoods, we will stop briefly to see the emblematic Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace) and the famous Piramide de Mayo.

 Complete itinerary:

  • Plaza Dorrego (meeting point)
  • Defensa Street
  • San Telmo Market
  • Statue of Mafalda and Casa Minima
  • Casa Rosada
  • Piramide de Mayo
  • CCK
  • Puente de la mujer
  • Puerto Madero

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Humberto 1º 400, C1103 CABA, Argentina
    Humberto 1º 400, C1103 CABA, Argentina
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    In the center of Plaza Dorrego (where the flag)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mercado de San Telmo
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Casa Minima
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Convent - Basilica Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Defensa y Reconquista de Buenos Aires
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Pyramid of May
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Pink House
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Madero Port
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Puente de la Mujer

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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Jeff 30 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
This was a cool walk through two distinct parts of the city. Tomas was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The only downside for us was that during our walk there didn't seem to be a narrative throughline. My girlfriend was expecting more of a chronological story of how the city developed, and this was more just a sight-seeing walk.
Lucio 17 Jun 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
It’s a nice walk!
Gurutze 08 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
I really recommend taking this tour! Tomas is a very talkative guide and that promotes lots of questions, keeping us very entertained all the time, you will not even notice you have reached your destiny in Puerto Madero. Thank you so much for your time! Definitely will be back in San Telmo!
Lucas 29 May 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Although I was the only one to appear, he was happy to keep the tour. It turned out it was not just a tour but it was like taking a walk over the city with a close friend. He is very attractive and have a lot of knowledge about the culture and history. It was an amazing experience. Strongly recommend him.
Kyle 24 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Tomás was very knowledgeable of the area and catered the tour to our interests and questions. Well spoken and insightful. Couldn’t ask for better!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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