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Experience the grandeur and sophistication of Recoleta's architecture on this 2.5-hour 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 Buenos Aires
  • See the Pilar Basilica and Palais de Glace
  • Escorted by a local, knowledgeable guide

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Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Kelly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great and great guide.

Thomas M K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a very enjoyable tour. Carlos is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and full of ineresting cemetery stories. We had a great afternoon with him.

jesus b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an excellent tour. Not to be missed.

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

very good tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Brilliant tour with very knowledgable guide. You need to be reasonably fit as he sets a brisk walking pace and expects you to keep up. I highly recommend this tour especially the informative walk around the cemetery .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Insightful and overall superb! Carlos delivered an educational experience! The highlight of my BA visit!

Kelly B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The walking tours were great. I did the Best Of Buenos Aires and Recoleta tours with Carlos and he was stellar.

I learned so much about the history of this beautiful city and country and am so glad that I decided to do the walking tours. They are intimate and the guides are incredibly knowledgable and passionate.

I am from Canada and Carlos actually lived in my beautiful country for awhile so we had great chats along the way. And his English is better than mine! ;)

I would highly recommend doing at least one of these walking tours during your time in Buenos Aires. If you don and #39;t know about the history of Argentina it and #39;s a great crash course. I was left with a thirst to learn more.

Tom W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was fun, informative and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour. Recoleta is a gem of history and architecture.

Enrique G Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very interesting place to visit. I recommend it.

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