Colon Theater And Malba Walking Tour

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Colon Theater And Malba Walking Tour (BUENOS AIRES)

Highlights

The ultimate Teatro Colón and MALBA Walking tour.

In this guided tour you will not only visit the city's most striking neighbourhoods, but also have the chance to explore two of the most influential, symbolic and world-famous sites in Buenos Aires: the Teatro Colón and the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA).


Our guide will take you on a journey through the hidden parts of the San Telmo and Puerto Madero districts, the historic Plaza de Mayo and the Obelisco.


You can choose to visit the Teatro Colón or the MALBA, or both.


STARTS
BUENOS AIRES (AR)
Tangol (Suc San Telmo - Defensa 831): 10:30 hs
ENDS
-Teatro Colon option: Tour ends at the Colon theater at 3 pm
-Malba option: Tour ends at the museum at 2.30 pm
-Teatro Colon and MALBA option: Tour ends at the museum at 3.30 pm
DURATION
Between 5 and 6 hours
FREQUENCY
WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
INCLUDED
Bilingual Guide
Public Transport
Ticket to the Colon Theater or the MALBA or both (depends on the selected option)
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch not included.
Pick up and drop off from de passenger hotel.
PHYSICAL REQS.
Moderate walking.
WHAT TO BRING?
Comfortable Shoes
Camera
OTHERS
*Daily departure based on minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
* Full names of all the passengers and their passports numbers are required in order to confirm the booking.
Tuesday: The MALBA museum will be closed

Details of Colon Theater And Malba Walking Tour

Our walking tour begins at our offices, located right at the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood. This is one of the oldest parts of Buenos Aires and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. We’ll begin the tour by making our way down Calle Defensa, heading south to visit sparkling antiques markets, see unique architecture and admire the distinctive street lanterns (known locally as ‘faroles’), cobbled streets, traditional buildings and old-fashioned décor.


We will soon arrive at Parque Lezama, known for its tree-lined avenues, amphitheater and the ravine which runs down towards Martín García and Paseo Colón avenues.

Once we leave the park, we’ll walk down two blocks until we get to the southernmost point of Puerto Madero. Here, we will cross the dock and walk along the riverbank facing the city. This area is far more modern than the centre, made up of skyscrapers and exclusive restaurants and hotels. We’ll reach the Puente de la Mujer, a revolving bridge designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to represent a couple dancing the tango.


We’ll head across the bridge and take a stroll along the other riverbank, up towards Avenida Belgrano where we will turn in to Avenida Paseo Colón and wander along for another three blocks until we reach the historic Plaza de Mayo. Here, we can make a stop at the Catedral Metropolitana and admire the Cabildo, Ayuntamiento Colonia and Casa Rosada, the presidential mansion. The guide will take this opportunity to tell us about the many historical and social events which have taken place here over the years.


Heading over to the other side of the square, we’ll set off on the Diagonal Norte, an important link between judicial and governmental power in its uniting of the Corte Suprema de Justicia and Casa Rosada. We’ll reach the famous Obelisco, a symbol of the city which sits in the centre of the widest street in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio. After crossing this street, we’ll continue on down it until we get to the Teatro Colón. This distinctive opera house is often cited as one of the top 5 in the world for its size, acoustic and history.


If you choose to visit the Teatro Colón, the trip will end with a guided tour of this spectacular opera house. We’ll go into the Teatro and meet our guide and a small group of other visitors. From here we’ll see the Hall, Main Foyer, Hall of Busts and the Golden Hall, throughout which you can learn amazing facts about the architecture, striking stairs, sculptures, ceilings and windows.

After an in-depth 50-minute visit, the tour will come to a close at the entrance to the Teatro.


If you choose to visit the MALBA, we’ll hop on the bus outside the Teatro and head to the Palermo neighborhood.

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires was founded in September of 2001 with the aim of collecting, preserving, studying and showing the world Latin-American art created between the beginning of 20th Century and the present day. It contains around 400 pieces from the most influential modern and contemporary regional artists.

The tour will finish with entrance to the museum (included), where you’ll have the chance to explore at your own pace, to take your time in each different room and on each exhibition.


You can also choose the tour which includes a visit to both the Teatro Colón and the MALBA. In this case we would have our guided tour round the Teatro, then head to the MALBA where entrance is provided. The tour would then come to an end, leaving you to explore the museum at your own pace.

 
Reviews

teatro colon english tour
21/04/2017
teatro colon tours in english are only bookable via a travel agency as the ones given by them is not as good as the one we took. teatro colon tickets sometimes are hard to get that why we choose to buy it at the san telmo office of tangol. theatro or teatro colon is a must do activity while in ba and the reliable tours of these guys are fun!
Reviewed by Bonny

Rates

OptionTravelersValid DatesRates
INCLUDES VISIT TO THE COLON THEATER AND MALBA1 - 10
[RATE x PERSON]
01/09/2018 - 30/09/2019
AgeRate
AduUSD 62
ChdUSD 62
INCLUDES VISIT TO THE COLON THEATER1 - 10
[RATE x PERSON]
01/09/2018 - 30/09/2019
AgeRate
AduUSD 48
ChdUSD 48
INCLUDES VISIT TO THE MALBA1 - 10
[RATE x PERSON]
01/09/2018 - 30/09/2019
AgeRate
AduUSD 48
ChdUSD 48


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