Half-Day Recoleta and Retiro Tour with Recoleta Cemetery Visit

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Departs: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

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Discover the glamour and extravagance of the Paris of South America visiting Retiro and Recoleta. These were the chosen neighborhoods by Argentina's french-obsessed economic elites in the late 1800s, where they constructed 60 room french palaces and one of the worlds' most spectacular cemeteries.
Go back into the glamour of the old days, as you learn about the golden era of Argentina.

What's Included

Entry ticket to the Recoleta Cemetery

Entry ticket to the Torre Monumental (when available)

Experienced guide

What's Not Included

Tips for guides are not included, and always welcomed by our team!

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour involves walking around 4km/3mi
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour involves walking around 4km/3mi

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

Cementerio de la Recoleta
Discover the last resting place of the elites of Argentina's most powerful period. In this necropolis you'll find stunning mausoleums with great displays of artistry, architecture, sculpture and stained glasses.
Buried within this cemetery are presidents, businessmen, dictators and politicians including the most famous woman of all Argentine history: Evita Perón
Learn about the funerary rites of Argentina's elites, and about the drama they experiences while they lived.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Explore Recoleta, the Paris of South America, with its beautiful manors, giant monuments and the famed Recoleta Cemetery

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Discover the neighborhood of Argentina's french-obsessed elites: from 60 room french palaces, to buildings made out of revenge for broken hearts. We will walk the San Martin Square area, including the San Martin Palace, Kavanaugh building and Holy Sacrament Basilica

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Torre Monumental
Let's go on top of the Monumental Tower, known as the tower of the British, for an amazing view of the new port, Puerto Madero, the river and the Retiro area

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Plaza San Martin
San Martin Square has undergone several transformations over the past four centuries, possibly more than any other area in the city. Until the late 17th century, it was known as “El Retiro [The Retreat]” after a monk’s hermitage that stood on the site. In the early 18th century, it served as a slave market and warehouse; in 1800, the second and last Bullring of Buenos Aires was built on the square, where it operated until bullfighting was banned in 1819. The General San Martin Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers would later be established here, until the definitive landscape of the square and its surroundings began to emerge towards the late 19th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio San Martin
In 1936, the Argentine Government acquired the Anchorena Palace to serve as the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and renamed it San Martin Palace. It is now the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship for protocol purposes only; the offices of the Ministry are now in the new building located at Arenales and Esmeralda, its architecture in dialogue with Christophersen’s monumental work.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Embajada de Francia
The Ortiz Basualdo Palace was the Beaux-Arts residence of the marriage composed by Daniel Ortiz Basualdo and Mercedes Zapiola. It was designed in 1912 by French architect Paul Pater. It currently houses the French embassy, doing so since 1939.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Avenida Alvear
Avenida Alvear is an upscale thoroughfare in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Located in the neighbourhood of Recoleta, it extends for seven blocks, from the Plazoleta Carlos Pellegrini to Alvear Plaza.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Embajada de Brasil
The Pereda Palace is an old manor located in front of the Plazoleta Carlos Pellegrini, at the beginning of Avenida Alvear. It was built by the doctor and large farmer Celedonio Tomás Pereda (1860–1941) and his wife María Justina Girado (1865–1942), member of a family of landowners as she was the granddaughter of Juan Elías Girado (1794–1858), owner of the ″Estancia San Juan″. The building is currently the residence of the Ambassador of Brazil in Buenos Aires and headquarters of the Cultural Space of the Embassy.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Edificio Kavanagh
The magnificent Kavanagh Building was the tallest building in Latin America when it was completed in 1936 and the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. It was also one of the first buildings in the city to boast several modern luxuries for the time.
The 120m building, located overlooking one of the city's most elegant squares, is an architectural symbol of Buenos Aires and a striking example of the rationalist and art deco styles that were trends at the time of its construction.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Recoleta, Buenos Aires was built as part of the Franciscan monastery, completed in 1732 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar. It is the second-oldest church in Buenos Aires, and has served as a parish church following the expulsion of the Franciscans in 1821.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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