Travel to the intriguing secret spots in downtown Buenos Aires that most tourists miss. Listen to the stories behind these locations as you pass through them on your trip. You’ll walk along the first avenue in South America, which is a faithful reflection of the European style of late19th century architecture. Your Local Guide Elisa will show you beautiful monuments, palaces, and sculptures including the famous sculpture “The Thinker” by Rodin. You’ll visit the oldest shop in the city: a vintage pharmacy, the first one in the City, that acts as a living museum.
Admire paintings related to the pharmaceutical industry, and head into the station of one of the oldest subways in the world to view its original structure. Enjoy a journey to an amazing palace full of analogies and references to Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” which the builder intended to be the resting place of the poet’s ashes. You’ll enter the artist’s interpretation of Hell and stop at the headquarters of the “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” (mothers whose children disappeared during the last military dictatorship) where you’ll visit an eccentric political bar. Finally, you’ll end your journey at a mystical, quaint, and cozy coffee shop. Let Elisa show you around her favorite spots of Buenos Aires!
People who like architecture, history, culture, and for those who want superb photo- ops.
Note: This Buenos Aires walking tour is not done in the traditional tour group style. Because we go inside several buildings that we visit you will get an extra personal experience of each place that most large walking tours won’t be able to offer.
Availability: Tours run Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Morning tour starts on or after 10:00 a.m. Afternoon tour starts on or after 2:00 p.m. Booking ahead is required.
• Duration: 3 hours (approximately)
Private tour: US$45 p/p (minimum of 2 people are required to book a private tour)
A private tour is run exclusively for your party only.
We will meet at a street corner in downtown: Alsina 380 (corner of Defensa Street and Alsina St.), at the “San Francisco” church. 1 block from Plaza de Mayo (May Square)Map
Also, here are detailed directions on how to get to the meeting point:
Take the metro (subway – ‘Subte” in Spanish) to Plaza de Mayo.
Three metro (“subte”) lines take you to the Plaza de Mayo. You have to get off at the last stations:
Line “E” Get off at “Bolivar” Station
Line “D” Get off at “Catedral” Station
Line ‘A”. Get off at “Plaza de Mayo” Station
Walk down Defensa Street 1 block to Alsina Street.
We will be waiting outside the San Francisco Church. It is the only church at that intersection.
Please contact me to reserve your spot: