Buenos Aires Private Historical Downtown, San Telmo and La Boca Walking Tour

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Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Discover fascinating Buenos Aires in close-up detail! You'll feel like you're witnessing and understanding how such a peculiar city and culture evolved along time in this walking tour through the city's historical areas, which takes you to more than 50 of Buenos Aires’ must-see attractions, including Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral (of Pope Francis fame), San Telmo (earliest neighbourhood), world-famous hyper-colourful La Boca neighbourhood and more! Learn about the history of Buenos Aires while seeing both its most famous highlights and also its lesser-known sights!

What's Included

Coffee break

Professional English-speaking guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Coverage of full itinerary may depend on weather, city-dynamics (riots, strikes, repairs), timing and other circumstances at time of tour.
  • Note: tour operates rain or shine
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children under the age of 8 are free of charge when accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum number of 2 passengers required for tour to operate
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Obelisco de Buenos Aires
The Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires) is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires (hear its fascinating stories!), located at the intersection of famous Corrientes and 9 de Julio (world's widest avenue) erected to commemorate the 400 centenary of the foundation of the city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Tribunales
The often controversial Palace of Justice of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Palacio de Justicia de la Nación Argentina, more often referred locally as Palacio de Justicia or Palacio de Tribunales), is a large building complex located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the seat of the Supreme Court and other lower courts.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro Colon
Opera house: The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro Nacional Cervantes
The extremely beautiful Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires is the national stage and comedy theatre of Argentina and was donated by the kings of Spain to Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century. You would never guess where the stage is, but your guide will tell you.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle Florida
World famous Florida St. is the flamboyant downtown pedestrian street, where Harrods built its only branch outside London, England and our National Anthem was sung for the first time and the amazing Galerias Pacifico mall (built by George Soros!) shows its amazing beauty, world famous ceiling murals and fascinating stores.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centro Naval
The astonishingly beautiful club founded by the hyper-wealthy Argentine naval officers in 1882 has a most amazing art nouveau entrance made in bronze obtained from melted down canons that were used in Argentina's battle for independence.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Galerias Pacifico
This amazingly beautiful mall was built as a Beaux Arts building and was designed by french architects in 1889 to accommodate a shop called the Argentine Bon Marché, modelled on the Le Bon Marché in Paris and revamped to our poshest downtown mall by George Soros in 1990.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo is both the foundational place of the city, where the presidential Casa Rosada is located and the place where all important historical and political events have happened. We will explain it all, including "The mothers of the Disappeared" and the Metropolitan Cathedral where Pope Francis used to be the Bishop of, and much, much more!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral Primada
This is the Metropolitan Cathedral where Pope Francis used to be the Bishop of, our main hero, General Jose de San Martin is buried and much, much more!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid)
The Pirámide de Mayo located at the hub of the Plaza de Mayo, is the oldest national monument in the City of Buenos Aires. We will explain its history and meaning.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mausoleum of General Jose de San Martin
Our liberator and hero is buried in a beautiful tomb, but it has the strangest story: hear everything about it and him.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puerto Madero
In 1882 the national government contracted the local businessman Eduardo Madero to take charge of the construction of a new port. It was a big failure, but in recent years it has revamped, became ultra-fashionable and represents the latest architectural trends. We willl explain it all.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa Rosada
The Casa Rosada (English: Pink House) is the office of the president of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno ("Government House"). The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa Minima
The narrowest colonial house in Buenos Aires, built by freedmen following the 1812 abolition of slavery in Argentina.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Dorrego
In the past it was referred to as Hueco del Alto or Alto de la carretas as it was the place where wagons would stop before crossing the Tercero del Sur stream (today called Pasaje San Lorenzo) on their way downtown. The name had been Alto de San Pedro and later changed to Plaza del Comercio in 1822. In 1905, the name was changed once again to its current form. It is the core of the San Telmo "antique" trade (and fair).

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle Defensa
This is the key, history-full street that links downtown with picturesque, historical San Telmo neighbourhood, oldest in town and where the world-famous San Telmo fair takes place.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parroquia de San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo
The beautiful colonial church built on behalf of Our Lady of Belen and annexed to an armory (later the jail for women) that belonged to the Jesuits before they were expelled in 1767. It was the church of the sailormen and had an important role during the first British invasion of 1806.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pasaje de la Defensa
The 1980 restoration of the former Ezeiza family mansion into the Pasaje de la Defensa ("Defensa Street Promenade"), moreover, has led to the refurbishment of numerous such structures, many of which had been conventillos (tenements) since the 1870s. As most of San Telmo's 19th century architecture and cobblestone streets remain, it has also become an important tourist attraction.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Lezama
Where the country started: Historians believe the park's eastern slope to have been the site of Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Mendoza's landing on what became the first, failed attempt to establish Buenos Aires in 1536. We will explain the beautiful monument and much more.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

La Boca
La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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