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LocalAventura Tour: Art and Architecture Tour of Buenos Aires

Art and Architecture Tour of Buenos Aires

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6 hrs

Buenos Aires

1 ~ 6

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Description

Buenos Aires is a fascinating and diverse city, full of art and architecture with influences from its many immigrant communities. On this full-day outing, Local Guides Mariana and Loli invite you to discover the eclectic art scene that makes Buenos Aires such a fascinating city for art lovers.

Exploring the different historic and modern aspects of the city, you will start your day at Plaza de Mayo, the center of the city, where the colonial era and modern architecture converge. In the city center you’ll see the famous Metropolitan Cathedral, the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, and even access a hidden viewpoint to see the domes of the city.

After visiting the most famous landmarks on Avenida de Mayo, you will continue to the Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods to discover the exquisite french Belle Epóque architecture and learn its historic significance. Explore Modernism and Art Nouveau blended into the city streets, and see the contrasting yet beautiful architecture of Buenos Aires’ golden age.

Later on, your Local Guide will show you around the Recoleta Cemetery, renowned for its impressive mausoleums and funerary artwork, along with a stop at the city’s Fine Arts Museum, where you’ll find various masterpieces from Degas, Van Gogh, and Goya. During the day, we’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant and discuss art, politics, and other topics based on your personal interests. The perfect tour for art lovers, discover the beauty and mystery among the streets of Buenos Aires.

Itinerary

  • Get picked up at your accommodations
  • Visit the famous landmarks on Avenida de Mayo
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Retiro and Recoleta
  • Tour the Recoleta Cemetery
  • Get dropped of at your accommodations

Available days

Everyday - Avoid booking on Mondays as most museums are closed on this day

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.

What's Included

  • Native and fully bilingual tour guide
  • Completely customizable tour with stops at sights of your interest

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance to museums or activities according to the passenger’s interests

Additional Pricing Information (*)

  • The price listed is for private tours with a comfortable vehicle; walking tours are available at $300 USD for 1-6 people for a 6-hour tour.
  • For a price quote please contact founders@localaventura.com

Recommendations

  • Please let us know if you are traveling with young children so we can tailor your tour accordingly with interactive, kid-friendly activities.
  • This outing will be flexible in order to visit the best art exhibits available during your stay.
  • Do not book this tour for a Tuesday if you would like to go to the Malba museum.
  • For an additional fee, we can arrange visits to artists’ ateliers, to discover their creative processes and artistic techniques, as well as their personal history.
  • Tailor-made outings for art collectors or shoppers can be arranged.
  • Wear sunscreen in summertime visits (Nov-Mar).
  • For parties of over 6, contact us so we can arrange the necessary transportation.
  • You can also contact founders@localaventura.com for a specialized tailor-made BA outing of your choice.

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Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Family-Friendly

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Loli and Mariana

We are Mariana and Loli, two porteñas, which means we were born and raised in Buenos Aires. Both of us share a love for this city, which is why we are so excited to show travelers around. We don’t like giving just any old tour, though. We want to show visitors beyond what the postcards will show them; we want them to see the real Buenos Aires. As porteñas, we know every corner of the city, including its rich history, architecture, culture, and lifestyle. Through our tours, we hope to unveil forgotten stories, engage in discussions of current events, and even take you to the most off-the-beaten-path attractions of the city, sometimes even forgotten by the locals themselves. 

Loli 
I’ve always had a free spirit and grew up dreaming of seeing the world. Naturally, this itch to travel drew me to the hospitality industry. For over 17 years, I worked in luxury travel, doing everything from teaching ski and snowboarding to managing high-end fly fishing lodges and boutique hotels in Mexico, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires. I even went to culinary school and worked as a Private Chef in Aspen, Colorado and throughout Argentina.

After moving around for so long, I then settled back in Buenos Aires, where I decided to use my passion for the travel industry to create my own tour company. My vision was to create tailor-made and unique tours of the city. Through my tours, I hope people discover the real Buenos Aires, through its lifestyle, food, history, and idiosyncrasies.

Mariana
I have an undying infatuation with Buenos Aires, and love to explore it as if I myself were a tourist. Every day, I find myself discovering new places to go, from craft cocktail bars to undiscovered porteño artists.

I originally went to school to study advertising and electronic arts, and then worked in community management. The desk life wasn’t quite for me, so I decided to show off my knowledge and love of my city by becoming a guide. On my tours I love showing travelers the real Buenos Aires. Rather than just telling them about it, I like to actually engage in discussions about Argentina’s social issues, current events, politics, economics, and culture. I want to provide travelers with extraordinary experiences that’ll immerse them in this city. Everyone has different passions and interests, which is why I love tailoring your Buenos Aires tour to match your personality!

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