San Telmo essential tour: tango, market, underground tunnel museums and more.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Magdalena
Quality Verified Registered on October 16, 2023

Hello, I am an English teacher, and a Spanish teacher. I like to travel and meet people from other places, I like to walk and read, and I love animals.

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Tour description

We will meet on the corner of Calle Defensa and Av. Belgrano in the Convent of Santo Domingo. I will tell you about the English invasions and why this convent is so important in our history.
From there we will walk to the statue of Mafalda and if the line is not too long we will take the famous photo.
The next stop is “the minimal house”, which is the smallest house museum in Buenos Aires, but not before stopping at the Zanjón de Granados, another museum where you can tour the underground tunnels of San Telmo. From there we will pass by the tango bar “el Viejo Almacen”. I will provide you with information about tango, not only about tango shows but also a little about its history and the mythical Buenos Aires milongas. As well as we can also see the south bar, a traditional tango corner.
We will take a look at the impressive “Faculty of Engineering” and then return to Defensa Street and go up to the “Mercado de San Telmo”. In the market we will see the different stalls. I'll give you some time to look around and maybe buy something.
We will then arrive at the famous square where we will also take some time to see the market and maybe, if we are lucky enough, we will be able to see tango dancing.
We will stop to see the beautiful San Pedro Telmo Church and Penitentiary Museum (former Women's Prison).
Almost at the end of our tour I will show you two more Museums that can be visited in San Telmo, The Museum of Modern Art and the National Historical Museum. And finally the last stop will be the "Casa Ezeiza", the famous "chorizo ​​house", an open-air museum where you can explore antiquities, while I share with you the History of European immigration in Argentina during the 19th and 20th centuries.
My goal is for you to not only have a great time walking around this incredible neighborhood but also feel free to ask any questions about the city, what to do, where to shop, and the nightlife.
Sundays are a very special day since the giant open-air fair takes place in San Telmo that runs through practically the entire neighborhood. It is definitely a day not to be missed to visit this beautiful neighborhood.
I want to help you make the most of your visit to Buenos Aires, the city that never sleeps.

Santo Domingo Convent

Mafalda Statue

Minimal House
Zanjon de Granados Museum
Old Warehouse tango bar

San Telmo Market
Argentine Penitentiary Museum
Church of San Pedro Telmo

Ezeiza House
Museum of Modern Art

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Avenida Belgrano & Defensa, C1095 Bue...
    Avenida Belgrano & Defensa, C1095 Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    I will be on the corner of Defensa and Avenida Belgrano. You'll see me wearing a GuruWalk badge.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mercado San Telmo
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Feria Artesanos Calle defensa 150 San telmo
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Casa Minima
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Casa Ezeiza
  • 6
    Outside visit
    The Zanjón de Granados
  • 7
    Outside visit
    El Viejo Almacén Tango Dinner Show Buenos Aires
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Convent - Basilica Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Defensa y Reconquista de Buenos Aires
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Parish of San Pedro González Telmo
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Modern Museum
  • 11
    Outside visit
    "Antonio Ballvé" Penitentiary Museum

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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Vivien 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Magdalena or Maggie as she preferred to be called was an excellent tour guide. She was lovely, great fun to be with, and knowledgeable. She took us to several places that had a unique cultural and historical significance and shared interesting anecdotes about these places. The walk in San Telmo was immensely interesting and at time intriguing. I highly recommend Maggie's tour to all who like an informative and entertaining walk. After the tour, Maggie kindly helped me book a tango show & a day tour to Tigre, and she gave me suggestions of nice things to do and see in Buenos Aires. Muchas gracias Maggie.
Lea 14 Apr 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Me gusto mucho
nahal 10 Apr 2024
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
This tour is a must in BA. Magdalena takes you through the beautiful neighborhood of San Telmo sharing many great stories.
Murtza 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Our first tour in Buenos Aires was with Magdalena. We found her highly knowledgeable and friendly. She made the 2.5hrs experience so engaging and fun. She also shared personal recommendations that were very helpful. We highly recommend Magdalena!
rossana 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Magdalena is very knowledgeable about the historical meaning and facts of the city.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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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