Free tour - The Paris of Buenos Aires. Palaces and legends of the Buenos Aires aristocracy.

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Evelyn
Registered on July 02, 2023

Hello, I'm Evelyn and I'm a Tour Guide student. I could say that I am also an explorer in this great world. Where my passion focuses on traveling and discovering new places. Being able to learn from each space, culture and people that surround us. I feel that traveling is FREEDOM, JOY, LOVE for the world and you are curious to get to know it even better. If that interests you, you are passionate about that. I invite you to accompany me on this path and that you can enjoy every legend, every story that we can know as much as I do. I INVITE YOU TO BE PART!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Retiro is a neighborhood where the Buenos Aires aristocracy settled since the 18th century. But also territory of patriotic struggles, slave depots and even spaces for popular entertainment.
Today we find a large number of vestiges of the mansions of those wealthy families who chose it to get away from the yellow fever epidemic.
That is why this place preserves the most beautiful palaces in the big city.
On this tour, we will visit the Kavanagh building that houses one of the best kept legends of the Buenos Aires elite of the 20th century, full of love and revenge. It has privileged views of the Santísimo Sacramento Basilica and the ravines of Plaza San Martín, where General San Martín installed the barracks of the Horse Grenadier Regiment and where a cenotaph commemorates those who fell in the Malvinas Islands.
We will visit the old Plaza Hotel , one of the most important hotels in South America for many years that keeps within its walls anecdotes and curiosities of the Buenos Aires elite.
The square is also surrounded by the Haedo Palace , which has been under reconstruction for many years.   The grandiose Paz Palace will surprise us with its architecture and somewhat dark legends.
The San Martin Palace
will dazzle us with its architectural beauty, as will the Estramagou Palace, where its French-style façade will make us feel as if we were in another country.
Finally we will enter the most "Parisian" street that houses exuberant beauty with its palaces and bars.
A guided tour that will undoubtedly be balanced between history and legends/anecdotes of that important neighborhood.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Maipú 1270, C1006 ACT, Buenos Aires, ...
    Maipú 1270, C1006 ACT, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    I will be at the monument to Leandro Alem next to the Pentagonal Tower (high, fully glazed building) between Maipu and Libertador Avenue, next to Plaza San Martín. I will be identified because I will have a badge with the Guruwalk logo and an umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Torre Monumental
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monumento al General Martín Miguel de Güemes
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Edificio Kavanagh
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palacio Estrugamou
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza San Martín
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palacio Haedo
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Arroyo 841
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Palacio Anchorena
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Palacio Estrugamou
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Calle Arroyo
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Avenida Estado de Israel
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Palacio Paz

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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melisa 24 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Evelyn es una genia! Sabe mucho y el tour fue super personalizado. La info es adecuada y te mantiene entretenida durante todo el tour! 🙂 gracias!
Manu 19 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Simpática y súper buena onda. Súper recomendable, fluye muy bien el tour y da gusto aprender
Esteban 17 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Muchas gracias por todo, Evelyn querida. Realmente un tour muy interesante donde pudimos apreciar "la París de Buenos Aires" y toda la arquitectura junto con las historias de la aristocracia porteña. Hermoso paseo. Mil gracias!! 🫶🏻❤️🙏🏻
Dolores 16 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Una genia Evelyn! Gracias
Lara 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Muy buena experiencia con mucha historia y leyendas, la guía Evelyn, una genia, muy simpática Recomiendo llevar calzado cómodo para poder disfrutar mejor el recorrido
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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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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