Retiro and Recoleta: An Unmissable Historical Journey through the Elegance of Buenos Aires

Duration: 3h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Marcos
Quality Verified Registered on June 04, 2023

Sure! Here it is: Hello! I'm Marcos, a passionate student with a love for travel and a deep affection for Buenos Aires. I delve into the secrets and curiosities of this incredible city, and I enjoy sharing my discoveries with curious minds like yours. Join me on a fascinating journey through the most picturesque corners of Buenos Aires, where you'll be amazed, learn, and connect with the magic of this wonderful city. Come and let me show you the hidden and vibrant side of Buenos Aires that only locals know!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The exciting Retiro and Recoleta Tour is a walk through the architectural and cultural treasures of one of the most exquisite areas of Buenos Aires!

Prepare to immerse yourself in the grandeur and opulence of the early 20th century as we explore the impressive parks, monuments and palaces of these emblematic neighborhoods.

We will begin our journey at the Teatro Colón and Tribunales , two points that will immerse us in the cultural wealth of the city.

We will pass by the Obelisk , you will be able to observe the majesty of the iconic Argentine monument so representative of the country.

Then we will continue through the Templo Libertad Synagogue , an architectural and founding jewel of the Argentine Jewish community.

Crossing the majestic Avenida 9 de Julio , we will head towards Plaza San Martín in Retiro, where the splendor of the Palacio San Martín and the majestic Palacio Paz will captivate us. From here, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Tower of the English , an iconic monument present in the heart of the city.

Architectural contrast awaits us in the Kavanagh Building , a symbol of modernity in Buenos Aires, which also keeps an urban love myth related to the Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament.

We will continue our way through the charming streets Arroyo and Alvear , entering the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta. Here, we will witness the wonderful architecture of the Ortíz Basualdo, Pereda, Duhau, Fernández Anchorena , Álzaga Unzue Palaces, among many others. Each of these palaces contains secrets and a rich history that will dazzle us.

Our tour culminates in the beautiful Plaza Alvear. Here, we will marvel at the imposing Basilica del Pilar and the ancient Recoleto convent, accompanied by the presence of the Recoleta Cultural Center . We will close our journey with an intriguing historical introduction to the Recoleta Cemetery , a place that houses the memory of historical figures and Argentine legends.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover the beauty and historical elegance of Buenos Aires!

Collaborations are welcomed and valued! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Collaborations in dollars are especially welcome and will help us to further enrich this historic experience.

Reserve your place on this unforgettable Tour and let yourself be enveloped by the magic of these iconic places. Join me on a journey through time, where every corner of this aristocratic neighborhood will tell us a fascinating story of Buenos Aires that lasts to this day.

Don't wait any longer and reserve your spot right now!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Tucumán 1214, C1049 AAZ, Buenos Aires...
    Tucumán 1214, C1049 AAZ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    I will be next to the monument to General Lavalle.

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    Outside visit
    lavalle square
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    Outside visit
    Palace of Justice of the Nation
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    Outside visit
    Colon Theater
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    Outside visit
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    Liberty Temple
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    Outside visit
    Peace Palace
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    Outside visit
    Kavanagh Building
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament
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    Outside visit
    San Martin Palace
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    Outside visit
    Ambassade de France / Embassy of France
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Alzaga Unzué Mansion
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    Outside visit
    Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
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    Outside visit
    Fernandez Anchorena Palace
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Duhau Palace - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
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    Outside visit
    Recoleta Cemetery

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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Juanita 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
El tour fue excelente. Es genial poder salirse de los puntos más conocidos y turísticos de Buenos Aires para recorrer otros rincones maravillosos de la ciudad y su historia como lo hicimos en este tour. ¡Muy recomendable!
José Carlos 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Muy interesante el recorrido,y el furo, bastante documentado,
Daniel 28 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Marcos lleva el tour muy bien. Con tranquilidad, va aportando información interesante que va conectando para hacer un recorrido compacto y bien armado. Muy majo, está pendiente de ayudar y de las necesidades e intereses de los participantes. Muy bien, la verdad.
Adriana 27 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Marcos compartió su conocimiento con mucha profesionalidad y amabilidad Muy recomendable
David 24 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Marcos es un guía fantástico. Conoce la historia y los rincones de Buenos Aires a la perfección y realiza el tour de forma muy amena, siempre pendiente de todo lo que los visitantes puedan necesitar. ¡Un diez!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for 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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