Buenos Aires in One Day Private Walking Tour

44 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 6 hr

Designed specifically for savvy travellers or those with only a little time in Buenos Aires, the comprehensive Buenos Aires in one day walking tour will give you insights into everything there is to know about this fascinating city! By visiting more than 75 famous landmarks, you'll find yourself weaving your way through the historic downtown, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo, Barrio Norte and other neighbourhoods. Whether you only have limited time in Buenos Aires or if you want to see it all, book the Buenos Aires in One Day walking tour as on of your first activities here!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Buenos Aires Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Buenos Aires Walking Tours

This is where we meet and start our tour NO LATER than 10am: Please look for the guides that have a (small) BA Walking Tours sign in their hands or clothes. We meet OUTSIDE the cafe corner door (corner with Paraguay St.).

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Calle Florida

We will stroll and explain about this lively and quintessential street and its historical buildings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Retiro

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • Elegant Plaza San Martin (initial bastion, bullfight ring and slave market) • Paz Palace (amazing belle-epoque mansion in BA) • Kavanagh Building (architecture in BA explained) • Santísimo Sacramento Church (unusual and amazing church, explained) • British Clock Tower + Railroad Terminal Stations (here we explain past & present unsuspected presence of England in Argentina) • General San Martin's Monument (here we explain how Argenina was born)

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Avenida Alvear

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • Barrio Norte Neighbourhood (here we explain the strong influence of the French and Italian in Argentina) • Mihanovich & Strugamou Buildings • Arroyo Street and its Art Galleries • Elegant Alvear St. & Palaces (here we explain the impact of catholicism, judaism and immigration in Argentina ) • Palacio Ortiz-Basualdo (French Embassy) • Alzaga-Unzue Manor (4 Seasons) • Nunciature (Vatican Embassy - Fernandez-Anchorena-Harilaos Palace) • Duhau Mansion (Hyatt) • Hume Mansion • Alvear Palace

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Recoleta

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • The amazing Recoleta Cemetery (explained with monuments and stories, including all about Evita Peron --she is buried here) • Nuestra Senora del Pilar Church + Recoleta Neighbourhood • BA Exhibition Center • Palais de Glace (we explain the coming of age of Tango) • BA Design Center

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta

A unique cemetery famous worldwide for its beautiful monuments and for being the burial ground of famous Evita Peron. We will explain its most fascinating stories and monuments, including Evita's. No stone left unturned (not literally--it is just a figure of speech!).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palermo

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • BA Design Center • National Gallery of Art • Peynot's Grand Monument (France's present to Argentina for its centennial celebration) • Floralis Monument (Giant Flower) • Evita Peron's Monument (place where she died) • National Library Building

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El Centro (Downtown)

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • Florida Street--Oldest street. How Buenos Aires evolved. • Harrods & Galerias Pacifico bldgs.--the British Buenos Aires • Centro Naval--Argentina's past wealth--ranchers & military • Teatro Colon Theatre--Opera House • Obelisco--what does it stand for • Mariquita Sanchez house--Argentina's National Anthem • Bank & Finance District--We will explain our recent history and economy

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At:

Monserrat: oldest neighbourhood Cabildo (old City Hall) BA's Cathedral--where current Pope Francis preached General San Martin's Mausoleum (here we explain how Argentina became a nation) National Bank Government House (its history and architecture explained) Monument to Manuel Belgrano (where the gallows used to be) Ministry Buildings (shrapnel still attests to recent coups -explained) Piramide de Mayo (and the Walk of the Mothers of the dissapeared) Bolivar St.: Manzana de las Luces ("Enlightment Square" -first center of wisdom and foundational site of our schooling system) Oldest Shop, Oldest Church and Oldest house still preserved in the city Defensa St. and Saint Domingo Convent (here we explain the early British presence in 1806 and 1807) Viceroy Linier's House Chile St (old city limit) & Minimal House Immigration and changes in the Architecture of BA Carlos Calvo Market Plaza Dorrego Park Belen Church & Martina Cespedes' cute story Ezeiza's Little Convent ...and much more

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Puerto Madero

We will see and explain Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood built by expanding the city across the old British dockyards into the water beyond the coast.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Mayo

We will show & explain these highlights--and much more: • Historic downtown and Plaza de Mayo • Metropolitan Cathedral—where current Pope Francis worked • Cabildo-Old City Hall • Casa Rosada—Presidential Office • Piramide de Mayo • Mothers of the Disappeared—tyrants in argentina

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral Primada

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (where current Pope Francis officiated) is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina and holds the impressive and magnificent (guarded) tomb of General San Martin, the Liberator of southern South America, amongst other highlights.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casa Rosada

The Casa Rosada is the office of the president of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Calle Defensa

Defensa St. (Defense) was the street along which the original citizens of young Buenos Aires defended their city against British invader troops in 1806 and 1807. Here we will explain about the important British influence and presence in our cultured and history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casa Minima

This is an extraordinary house as it is the smallest in width in this gigantic city, donated by his master to a freed slave. Here we will explained slavery in Buenos Aires.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Dorrego

Plaza Dorrego, the heart of famous "San Telmo Antiques Fair" is a square located in the heart of San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 19th century, San Telmo was the main residential barrio of the city and Plaza Dorrego was its focal point.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: La Boca

Optionally (not included) we can extend this walk 45 minutes and hop on a taxi to visit famous old "La Boca" port where Italian immigrants, sailors and stibadours settled into a colorful tin-house neighborhood that has become internationally famous for its peculiar look.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Galerias Pacifico

This magnificent beautiful building (originally the Pacific British Railroad offices downtown) was bought by George Soros and transformed into a world-class ultra-beautiful mall famous for its mural paintings.

Duration: 10 minutes
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