Full-Day Buenos Aires Walking Tour

The Obelisco, in downtown Buenos Aires
To properly experience Buenos Aires, you must do so on foot. The city is a European-inspired metropolis with beautiful sights and hidden secrets nearly on every street corner. This excursion involves visiting the main points of interest in Buenos Aires aided by an English-speaking guide. 

The walking tour starts with a visit to Plaza San Martín, which is located at the end of downtown's commercial pedestrian thruway, Florida Street. This leafy plaza is named after one of the heroes of Argentina's independence movement, General José de San Martín. Just south of the plaza is the Obelisco, a towering monument that sits at the nexus of the city where the 16 lanes of Ave. 9 de Julio cross bustling Corrientes Ave. Here you'll find Buenos Aires' theater and music district. And there's no more famous theater than the Colón Theatre. This is a nearly 2,500-seat teatro that might be the most opulent opera house in all of South America. 

After that, it's off to Plaza de Mayo, which is Buenos Aires' main square and home to the Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential palace. The famous "pink house" is rife with history—it's on the front balcony that dictator Juan Perón made some of his most famous speeches with his glamorous wife, Evita, at his side. Also here is the Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the principal Catholic church in the city and dates back to the late 16th century. Adjacent to the Plaza de Mayo is the upscale waterfront neighborhood of Puerto Madero, which boasts a central canal perfect for an afternoon or sunset stroll. 

South of Puerto Madero lies Barrio San Telmo, which is BA’s oldest neighborhood and is home to a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, cobbled streets dotted with faroles (French streetlamps), and old brick buildings with wooden balconies all add to the bohemian atmosphere. Sundays are especially abuzz with activity as the main street market comes alive around Plaza Dorrego. Then there's nearby Barrio La Boca, a well-preserved historic neighborhood that's nearly as old as San Telmo. The area is known for La Bombonera the stadium of one of two principal soccer teams in the city: Boca Juniors. It's also home to colorful Caminito Street, a pedestrian zone teeming with old restaurants and tanguerías.

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