Get in touch with a Porteño’s daily life as you walk the beautiful streets of Buenos Aires with a local. Discover the city’s secrets from the historic Plaza de Mayo to the artsy streets of La Boca, the grand neighborhood of San Telmo to the oldest cafe in the city.
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On this Walking Tour Buenos Aires you will:
Buenos Aires is big and busy and full of secrets. And there’s nothing quite like a local perspective. Friendly and knowledgeable local experts will help you to discover the most important buildings, neighborhoods, and personalities, plus all the stories that go along with them. There is a suggested itinerary, but this can be adjusted to your interests. You will also gain invaluable insight into local traditions and customs. Get in touch with daily life as you take public transportation to reach different parts of the city.
Half day or full day. 4 hours or 7 hours.
In a tour lasting 4 hours, you will usually visit the following:
Buenos Aires first public cemetery, Recoleta, is now an elegant and aristocratic part of the city. It covers almost six hectares and contains spectacular crypts and mausoleums in which lie national heroes, presidents, politicians, military men, scientists, artists, and celebrities.
Intendente Alvear Square also known as Plaza Francia. Home of an important artisan fair on the weekends.
La Biela Coffee Shop.
Iglesia del Pilar.
The colorful Bridge on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue from where you can see great views of the Floralis Generica and the Law University.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
La Vereda del Tango, where the 8 basic steps of tango are drawn on the sidewalk.
Plaza de Mayo. The oldest square in Buenos Aires. Built during the second foundation of the city in 1580, the square is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada, the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries.
The famous and recognizable Obelisk is a Buenos Aires trademark that reminds you of the city’s history.
Tortoni Coffee Shop. The oldest café in the city. With its marble floors, wooden tables, old pictures hanging on the walls, traditional menu, and dressed up waiters, this is one coffee shop not to be missed. Their delicious speciality is ‘chocolate espeso caliente con churros,’ a rich hot chocolate with a typical pastry. You will stop here and have the opportunity to try your own coffee or hot chocolate.
Next up is Caminito, also known as La Boca. This area of the city is colourful with murals, paintings, and sculptures. Even the houses are art here, with many colourful traditional houses lining the streets. It is a both a traveller and porteño favorite. In 1959 Caminito was officially declared an open sky museum.
Plaza Dorrego Square is the heart of the old neighborhood of San Telmo. Grand houses from the 19th Century were recycled and changed into cafes, antique shops, or first-class restaurants.
With a tour lasting 7 hours you will visit other neighborhoods such as Palermo and Puerto Madero, and gain a deeper insight into the city.
Start at your hotel or a recommended meeting point. The places visited can be adjusted to suit your interests. The tour can be arranged between 8:00 am and 21:00 pm, depending on your requirements.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.