Three free tours to learn more about Buenos Aires

MADERO PORT

The Free Tour Puerto Madero proposes a walk through the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It starts in the under porteñowith the Palacio de Correos y Telecomunicaciones, currently Kirchner Cultural Centerto enter the heart of Puerto Madero from the new Bass Walk. It is reviewed on Edward Maderohis project for the old port of Buenos Aires and the patrimonial legacy that today combines with the modern skyscrapers.

You visit the Women’s Bridge and the ARA Sarmiento FrigateArgentine Navy insignia. Crossing the bridge, you reach the Parque Mujeres Argentinas and talk about the architectural plan of the neighborhood, unique and different from the rest of the city, with a series of residential towers, among which is the tallest building in Buenos Aires: Alvear Tower.

A series of Monuments continues and the well-known Munich Brewery, witness of the golden age of Buenos Aires and today the seat of the Humor Museum. Later, the old waterfront, today the limit of the Ecological Reserve, unique biodiversity space in the City. There you can see the walk of glorydedicated to Argentine athletes to finish in the Fountain of the Nereidsby the Argentine sculptress Lola Mora, which adorns the entrance to the Ecological Reserve.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Post Office Palace/Kirchner Cultural Center
  • Paseo del Bajo, history of the port of Bs As
  • Puente de la Mujer and historic docks
  • Sarmiento Frigate
  • Argentine Women Square
  • Alvear Tower the tallest building in Buenos Aires
  • Munich Brewery
  • Old Coastal and ecological reserve
  • walk of glory
  • Fountain of the Nereids

Programming: Saturdays.

Start: 3 p.m.

Duration: 2:30 hours

Meeting Point: Door of the Kirchner Cultural Center. branch 151

Languages: Spanish

SAN TELMO

It talks about Colonial Buenos Aires and how the neighborhood was transformed from the old center of the colony to a place of Immigrants and new expressions, such as Tango. Characters and places that make the unique culture of the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Focus on the unique lifestyle of its inhabitants, classic characters from the neighborhood such as Mafalda and the cultural atmosphere of the famous Fair, unique in the city.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Church of Colonial San Ignacio
  • English invasions
  • Santo Domingo
  • cartoon ride
  • Mafalda
  • The Minimal House
  • Conventillos, colony and immigration
  • San Telmo Market

Programming: Every Sunday.

Start: 11am

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting Point: Church of San Ignacio. Bolivar Street 225.

Languages: Spanish.

RECOLETA

walk through the beautiful parks, monuments and palaces from one of the most luxurious areas of Buenos Aires. The grandiose and opulent Buenos Aires of the beginning of the 20th century. The tour begins at Colón Theater and Courts. There you can also see the synagogue Liberty Templefounding temple of the Argentine Jewish community.

crossing the July 9, at San Martin Plaza in Retiro to see discover the San Martin and Paz Palacesthe most important monument to General San Martín in Buenos Aires and the viewing terrace to the Torre de los Ingleses. The architectural contrast of Buenos Aires will be present in the Kavanagh Building, icon of modernity in Buenos Aires and its famous love urban myth that includes the Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament.

From Plaza San Martín, through Arroyo and Alvear streets, you will enter the Recoleta neighborhood, with the architecture, secrets and history of the Palacios Ortiz Basualdo, Pereda, Duhau, Alzaga Unzue. The tour ends at Plaza Alvear (popularly known as Plaza Francia), where the Basilica of the Pillarformer Recoleto convent, accompanied in the vicinity by the Recoleta Cultural Center and the Café la Biela. It ends with a historical introduction to the Recoleta Cemetery.

Programming: All days.

Start: 10:30

Duration: Three hours

Meeting Point: Corner of Libertad and Viamonte, next to the Teatro Colón.

Languages: English

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Colon Theater and Plaza Lavalle
  • Liberty Temple
  • Palaces of Plaza San Martin
  • English Tower
  • kavanagh building
  • Alvear Avenue Palaces
  • Alvear Square
  • Pillar Church