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Imagine this: it’s the year 1900, and Argentina has a bustling economy and is home to some of the most elite royal families. Fly back to this opulent time on this walking tour of Buenos Aires. Your local guide Sebastián will walk you around all the magnificent palaces of the Recoleta neighborhood. His tales of love and scandal of some of the most important families in Argentine history will transport you back in time.
You’ll have the option to eat a meal or have afternoon tea in one of the grand palace dining rooms. Afterwards, take a stroll through the La Recoleta Cemetery, which is unlike any cemetery you’ve ever seen. The mausoleums of Argentina’s dignitaries, which include the likes of Eva Perón, are elaborate marble structures full of art and mystery. This luxurious walking tour will leave you daydreaming of a royal past.
Participants must be fit enough to walk for 4-6 hours. Pace can be adjusted to your preference.
Born and raised in the architecturally stunning Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, my childhood was surrounded with beautiful art and culture. My neighborhood is home to some of the city’s most majestic palaces. As a child, I used to run around pretending I was royalty as I would walk by these beautiful buildings, and to some extent, I still do that today when I give my tours. I love imagining what life was like in the heyday of these palaces.
That same imagination and curiosity for history lead me to leave Argentina at the young age of 22. For 10 years of my life, I lived in Spain and spent my free time exploring Europe. This period of my life really cemented my passion for traveling. I would play pretend in palaces all around Europe while learning so much about the history along the way. While I adored my time abroad, I longed for the Buenos Aires’s unique beauty. Upon returning to Argentina, I studied business, education, and tourism to jumpstart my career as a tour guide. Pretending to be royalty and sharing all that I love about Buenos Aires is the greatest job I could have asked for. Come step back in time with me, as we discover the city’s most beautiful palaces.
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