The walking tour begins at our San Telmo office. This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, public lighting (known as "lanterns"), cobblestones, old buildings and original decoration, add to the unique bohemian atmosphere of the place. Sundays are the busiest days as the street market comes alive around Plaza Dorrego.
We will enter the San Telmo market, a building inaugurated in 1897 to supply the great wave of immigrants who arrived in that time.
Currently, it is still You can find some places selling meat, vegetables and other groceries, although most of the places offer local cuisine and specialties from around the world. Here we will taste some delicious empanadas.
We will continue our way along Defensa street, in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood, until we reach the square.
We`ll take a bus to get to the La Boca neighborhood, known for the team`s stadium Boca Juniors and along the colorfulCaminito street. We will be enchanted by the street tango singing and dancing performances and we will learn how tango, soccer and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most irresistible cities in the world. Here we will take a break while enjoying a coffee and a snack.
Boarding another bus we will enjoy the views of the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero until we reach Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires and the political heart of Argentina. We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the colonial City Hall, and the Casa Rosada, the seat of executive power.
After touring the square, we will head to the Obelisco, symbol of Buenos Aires. Be a part of this incredible metropolis, going through the real experience of the daily life of an Argentine citizen and walk along the lively Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments and streets will show the changes that the city has undergone since its foundation.
Aboard the subway, we will arrive at the Recoleta neighborhood where we will find beautiful architecture, a large number of museums, elegant cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues and shopping centers.
We will tour the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, resting place for a large part of the country`s aristocratic families and renowned figures of Argentinian history as Eva Duarte Perón. The tour ends for those who have selected the walking tour only option.
For passengers who chose the option of continue the activity and enjoy an aperitif, we will board a bus to reach the Montserrat neighborhood and visit El Palacio Barolo, a building inaugurated in 1923 and declared a National Historic Monument, which has an architecture with a rigorous symbolism that includes numerous analogies and references to the Divine Comedy, by the poet Dante Alighieri.
The tour ends with a visit to a beautiful viewpoint at the top of Palacio Barolo, where we will be able to observe from above the Plaza Congreso, the Avenida de Mayo and its surroundings. Here we can relax in the bar located on the rooftop, having a drink and enjoying a snack.
*The order of the attractions to visit may be modified at the guide`s discretion