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LocalAventura Tour: The Aristocracy Walking Tour

The Aristocracy Walking Tour

Short walk through Buenos Aires' Gilded Age
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3 hrs

Buenos Aires

2 ~ 10

High content

Description

Take a walk through Buenos Aires’ fascinating yet turbulent history. Enter a time machine with local guide and history buff Claudia, as you explore the posh and historic Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods. This walking tour will begin as you discover a part of the city, once home to a swamp and where the poorest Argentines dweled. You will eventually walk to the site of Buenos Aires’ opulent age of European aristocracy. Throughout the day, you will explore fascinating former sites of military barracks, former bullfighting rings, and foreign invasions. You will later contrast this gritty history with the parallel lives of the Argentine elite. Visit beautiful palaces, ornate works of art, and stunning Parisian style streets. During this historic walking tour, you’ll get a taste of the past while discovering why Buenos Aires is still considered the Paris of South America today.

Itinerary

  • Meet your local guide at designated point.
  • Walk around the Retiro neighborhood to visit historic sites.
  • Then visit San Martin Square for some of the most monumental spots in the city.
  • Discover the hidden secrets of the Recoleta neighborhood.
  • End the tour at the Recoleta Cemetery to hear the stories of the prominent Argentines buried there.

Eligibility criteria

Participants must be fit enough to walk at a leisurely pace for 3 hours.


What's Included

  • Expert local guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Snacks or beverages

Recommendations

  • Wear sunscreen if visiting in the summertime (November through March). 
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly Good for Couples Relaxing

Gallery

Claudia

Before I was a tour guide, I worked for a publishing company as an editor, translator and writer. Tired of the monotony of working at my desk all day, I began pursuing my passions in art and tourism. At the time, I had no idea my newfound love for showing people around the city would become my job. I love meeting new people and each tour I give is different. My days are exciting and spontaneous, which is very different from my life in the office.

It started organically, as friends from all over the world would come visit me in Buenos Aires. I loved showing them around the city and helping them organize their trips. I wanted them to fall in love with the city, and so I would pour myself into planning the perfect trip, divulging local secrets so they could really have unique experiences. Eventually, these friends convinced me that I needed to make this my job and be a local friend to not only them, but to travelers from all over the world. Over twenty years have passed, and I’ve been hosting tours ever since. For me, everyday is different, sharing my passion for Buenos Aires with an audience of enthusiastic travelers. It’s the perfect combination of my two loves: theater and this city. Let me treat you like I would my best friends, and I will make sure you leave the city as passionate as I am about it!

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