Pope Francis Tour in Buenos Aires

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Follow the educational and religious path made by Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis! On this 3-hour tour in Buenos Aires, birthplace of the current pope, you’ll visit all of the formative places that shaped his character, from schools to churches — and even a sports club. This tour is for participants of any age who want to know more about the background of this historical world religious leader. Numbers are limited to 20 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.

What's Included

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance, in case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Calle Defensa
Meet your guide and small group in San Telmo and make your way to the city center aboard a comfortable minivan. Start your tour at the place where Bergoglio lived with his parents and siblings during his first years of life. Visit formative educational institutions, such as the College of Our Lady of Mercy and Universidad del Salvador, a Jesuit university. See where the pope took his sacraments and received his religious vocation, including Basilica of San José de Flores, where he devoted his life to God when he was just 17 years old.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The first stop, would be his childhood house in the neighborhood of Flores where he lived with his parents and his siblings

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia
Then, you will visit the schools he attended such as the Instituto Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia & Universidad del Salvador as well as the Iglesia del Salvador.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica de San Jose de Flores
You will visit the church of his childhood and adolescence: The Basilica de San Jose de Flores. This was the Basilica where he received his "divine call" and began serving the Church. He said: "(at that exact moment) I immersed myself in God`s mercy". In this Church, Jorge Bergoglio decided to become a priest.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Maria Auxiliadora y San Carlos
Afterwards, we will continue following Jorge Bergoglio’s journey by seeing the Basílica de María Auxiliadora y San Carlos where he was baptized.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola
Then, we will visit the San Ignacio de Loyola Church, in the Montserrat district, built by the Jesuits in 1675. This is the oldest Church in Buenos Aires and it is part of the “Manzanas de las luces”.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Plaza de Mayo
Then, you will head to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, which overlooks Plaza de Mayo. Considered the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, the 16th-century cathedral was rebuilt several times in a mix of architectural styles. It was here that the Argentinean people waited to hear the designation of the successor to Pope Benedicto XVI.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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