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Recoleta Six-or-less-people Afternoon Walking Tour

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Comuna 2, Argentina
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the grandeur and sophistication of Recoleta's architecture on this afternoon walking tour. Visit Palais de Glace, Pilar Basilica, and Evita Peron's mausoleum among many other fascinating sites at Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about the Spanish, British, Italian, and French influences in this iconic Buenos Aires neighborhood during a 2-mile (3.2-km) circuit led by an informative guide.
  • Afternoon walking tour in the Recoleta district
  • See the Pilar Basilica and Palais de Glace
  • Escorted by a local, knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the various cultural influences in Buenos Aires
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Professional English-speaking guide
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Hotel pickup and drop off
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Departure Point

La Biela, Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596, C1129 CABA, Argentina

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Floralis Genérica, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta, C1425 CABA, Argentina
Meet your guide in the afternoon and explore Recoleta on foot during this 2-mile walking tour. This easygoing tour steps off the beaten path and introduces you to the history, architecture, traditions, habits and unique features of Buenos Aires. Each of the sites has a story to tell and your guide will make sure you hear it!

Visit Recoleta Cemetery and hear fascinating tales about Evita Peron, the misfortune of Rufina Cambaceres, Tiburcia Dominquez's miserly husband, and Admiral Brown. Stop by Pilar Basilica to admire its stunning architecture, then learn about the history of Recoleta Cemetery itself at the Recoleta Cultural Center and Old Monastery. 

View Bourdelle's Monument to Alvear, then continue to the Palais de Glace, where the Argentine tango came of age. Learn about the history of tango from your guide before visiting the BA Design Center and Terraces, the National Library, and the National Fine Arts Museum before your itinerary concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gomero de la Recoleta
We will meet OUTSIDE the main corner door of famous La Biela Cafe, close to the red pay phones by the amazing giant gomero tree--which we will explain thoroughly. Look for your guide carrying a small "Walking Tours" sign.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cemiterio de Recoleta
• Recoleta Cemetery Detailed Visit "in depth" (not literally!) • Evita Peron, her Memorial & her Story • Rufina Cambaceres' misfortune • Tiburcia Dominguez' miserly husband • Admiral Brown • The ultra-rich Leloir • General Guido, Liliana Crociatti and many more • Pilar Basilica Visit • Cultural Center & Old Monastery • Bourdelle's Monument to Alvear • Palais de Glace: where Tango become of age • History of Tango, Ports & Immigration • BA Design Center & Terraces • Giant Flower Close-up Visit (when available) • Palermo Chico Qt. • National Library & Loma Mitre Qt. • Monument to France & Argentina • National Fine Arts Museum & Story • ...and lots of local stories, curious facts & peculiarities! Listen as your knowledgeable guide informs you about the local history, architecture, traditions, habits and unique features you might never have discovered otherwise. *Full itinerary will be covered depending on time and circumstances at time of tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eva Peron's Tomb
We will thoroughly explain her life, times and why she is buried here.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar
Who were the Recoletos and who built this beautiful colonial church for them? We will show and explain this church built almos 50 years before the American revolution.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palais de Glace-Salas Nacionales de Cultura
In this interesting "Ice Palace" building our famous Tango (world famous Argentinian dance) came of age. We will tell you how and explain all about Tango too!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monumento al General Carlos Maria de Alvear
We will explain the independce of our country, its neighbors and the key players including infamous General Alvear,
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
We will show and explain this beautiful classic building and how and why it became a museum (and a classic building--which it was not). We will also mention its art works.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monumento de Francia a la Argentina
We will show, explain and decode for you this beautiful and meaningful monument sculpted by Emile Peynot and presented by France to Argentina for its centennial.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Floralis Generica
A recent addition to the beauty of our city, we will show and explain who donated this magnificent giant flower and why.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monumento a Eva Peron
This is the place where famous Evita actually died. Much to be explained here, including the "brutalist" style National Library Building behind the monument.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palermo
We will stroll along the rim of Palermo Chico, the poshest of all Palermos (there are several, close to each other) as we explain these differences and enjoy its european grandeur.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children aged 8 years and under are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
  • Note: tour operates rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Coverage of full itinerary may depend on weather, city-dynamics (riots, strikes, repairs), timing and other circumstances at time of tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Buenos Aires Walking Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Recoleta Six-or-less-people Afternoon Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Complete Recoleta’s highlights
238annaj
, Sep 2019
Complete and interesting tour through Recoleta’s neighborhood with lots of fun facts and historical highlights of the cementery and other spots!
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Recoleta was a pleasant cultural...
Jenny
, Sep 2018
Recoleta was a pleasant cultural shock... I was delighted to discover and bought a T-shirt from Hard Rock Cafe we chinese if we cannot avoid it, visit cemeteries only on that one day of all-souls day. It reminded me of the one I saw in Manila, that had street names!.
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we really enjoyed our time with our...
Pat D
, Jan 2018
we really enjoyed our time with our knowledgeable guide. the stories about each location were very good.
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Do not recommend this tour guide at...
Sini-Emilia A
, Aug 2017
Do not recommend this tour guide at all! Probably some other guides are better as there are many good reviews, but my experience was really bad. Here is my story: The tour is supposed to last for 2,5 hours. The tour guide was a bit late and I had already gotten a bit worried. Then I encountered her. She told me that I'm the only person participating for the tour today, and because of that the tour wont take quite as long, as with a group it's more slow to move around. I thought that that's nice, a private tour, probably I will get even more out of it! Here are the good things I have to say about the tour: - she speaks good English - she was nice - she told me a few interesting stories about the graves in Recoleta Cementary Here are the bad things I have to say about the tour: - She didn't talk very much for a tour guide. Actually she talked VERY LITTLE. Half of the information I received was because I asked questions myself, for example some really basic info about the cemetary that I think she should have told me without asking! - The tour lasted less than 1 hour!!! I was quite astonished. I asked if she could maybe tell me something more as I was only in BA for 2 days and wanted to get as much out of my trip as possible. This is also the reason I booked this tour. She said Okay I can show you one more thing. Then she walked me to Evita's monument and the national library, that were 20 meters away afterwards I reviewed that this should have been included in the tour anyway, and now I got it as extra. After that she really seemed eager to get rid off me, so I left. We had started some minutes after 1 pm and finished before 2 pm. Now I reviewed what what was promised on TripAdvisor about this tour, and there are MANY things that weren't included, even though it should have been. How could it have been, if 2,5 hours turned into less than an hour? I could have understood if the tour had lasted for two hours as it was only me, but this was unacceptable. These are the things that you promise your tour includes, but WERE NOT included: - 2.5-hour tour - Learn about the Spanish, British Italian and French influences in this iconic Buenos Aires neighborhood - led by an informative guide - introduces you to the architecture, traditions, habits and unique features of Buenos Aires. Each of the sites has a story to tell and your guide will make sure you hear it! - hear fascinating tales about Evita Peron she didnt tell me the story of Evitas body, which I learned in the other tour - hear about Admiral Brown - Stop by Pilar Basilica to admire its stunning architecture - continue to the Palais de Glace - Learn about the history of tango from your guide - visit the National Fine Arts Museum Thank goodness there was Buenos Aires Free Tour that started at 15.30 highly recommend!!. I went there and I received more information in the first 15 minutes from that tour guide than from this tour guide during the whole tour. I have never met a tour guide as silent as in this tour, most of the time she was quiet. This was mostly waste of my precious time and waste of money.
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star-5
fantastic tour and guide. spent...
Rakesh H
, Apr 2017
fantastic tour and guide. spent several hours walking around the charming neighborhood and cemetery. Guide was very knowledgeable. tour was well worth it.
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Soledad was a wonderful guide...
Rebecca B
, Jul 2016
Soledad was a wonderful guide. Perfect English, and excellent knowledge of the history of the city and of the architecture we viewed. We even went to a local place for delicious empanadas after the tour -- someplace I would never have found on my own. Thanks for a great experience!
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Interesting, although I would have...
juliegilmore7
, Jun 2016
Interesting, although I would have liked more information about more graves. You probably could do this on your own. The tour guide was very nice though and I enjoyed our conversations.
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I gave this three stars only because...
Janice G
, May 2016
I gave this three stars only because our tour guide was good but not the best. The Recoleta Cemetery itself is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend that anyone see this when traveling to Buenos Aires. Our tour guide was nice and knowledgeable, but she went past some of the tombs we wanted to see and seemed a tad bored. She didn't point out some of the tombs that I read about later. Overall though, this is a MUST see!
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We enjoyed this tour however it was...
Kerrie R
, May 2016
We enjoyed this tour however it was shorter than expected and also almost solo concentrated on cemeter. We therefore felt we never got to see as much as we had hoped.
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This was a very enjoyable tour...
Thomas M K
, Mar 2016
This was a very enjoyable tour. Carlos is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and full of ineresting cemetery stories. We had a great afternoon with him.
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