Barrio Norte Tours

The Barrio Norte neighborhood encompasses parts of Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro around Santa Fe Avenue. This part of town got its name from its location in relation to the city center during the late nineteenth century, when San Telmo and Montserrat were the center of things. Wealthy residents began relocating north after an outbreak of yellow fever. Today, what was once a rather poor part of town is now among the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

You may hear Barrio Norte referred to as Villa Freud, as Buenos Aires is known for having the highest per capita rate of psychologists in the world, many with businesses set up in this area of town.

Visitors and residents alike come to Barrio Norte for its moderate and upscale shopping and numerous cafes. Many of the neighborhood’s belle epoch buildings remain, lending the area a distinctly European feel. The small but well-kept Las Heras Park is popular with sun bathers in the summer months.

Practical Info

Barrio Norte isn’t an official neighborhood, so you won’t find it on a map. Start your explorations near Plaza Güemes and make your way south along Santa Fe Avenue toward downtown.
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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: Recoleta and Palermo Districts

Bike through Buenos Aires' Palermo, Puerto Madero and Recoleta neighborhoods on this 3.5-hour guided bike tour in the morning or afternoon. Visit major highlights of this Argentine capital city, including Barrio Norte and Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about the history and culture of Buenos Aires from your expert guide while enjoying local architecture and the city's green spaces.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Palermo Forest and City Center Bike Tour

Cycle around Buenos Aires to see the sights from the seat of your own bike. On this 4-hour sightseeing tour, follow your cycling guide from the historic neighborhood of San Telmo through the streets to the political center of Plaza de Mayo. Continue at a comfortable pace to Retiro and Plaza San Martin, making plenty of rest and photo stops. Explore Recoleta, Palermo and several of the city's bucolic parks. Use of all equipment is provided; this tour is suited for riders of all abilities.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Best of Buenos Aires Walking Tour

Discover friendly, fascinating Buenos Aires on foot during this 2-mile (3.2-km) walking tour of Argentina's capital city. This morning walking tour lets you experience the history, customs and culture of Argentina. Follow your local guide to the city's iconic buildings and monuments during this educational morning excursion that includes the intriguing neighborhoods of Recoleta and Barrio Norte.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Bike Rental in Buenos Aires

Explore the city in your own time. We have a fleet of simple, safe and comfortable bicycles, checked daily at our own repair shop.Ideal for sightseeing and crusing needs.Helmet, lock, lights and child seat free of charge.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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