Free Historical Centre Tour of Buenos Aires
Duration: 30 min
This tour is not available in English. To see the tour in Spanish click here.
Discover the origins of the Argentinian capital on our Free Historical Center Tour of Buenos Aires. Enjoy the colonial hispanic architecture and understand the strong determination of the ruling classes of the 19th century to turn this city into a modern European capital in South America.
Hear at May Square the account of the insurrection in which a group of citizens made the most of the power vacuum in Spain due to the Napoleonic invasion to declare independence and set the foundations for a new republic: Argentina. Hear how they found themselves in a period of Civil Wars that would last nearly four decades.
Admire the Casa Rosada (The Pink House), marvel at the stories of San Martin, and be moved by the May Mothers, who every Thursday gather to ask for the return of their lost children during the 1970’s military dictatorship, the darkest period in the country’s recent history.
On our Historical Tour of Buenos Aires you will walk through the most history charged area of Buenos Aires, and we will give you the keys to decipher the bloody development of Argentina, helping you understand why one of the countries with the most natural wealth is incapable of overcoming its social and political issues.
Buenos Aires Cabildo
May Square Mothers
La Prensa Newspaper
9 de Julio Avenue y and Obelisk
Barolo and La Inmobiliaria Buildings
The Two Congresses Monument
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Pablo did a great job. He was friendly and informative. We learnt a lot about Buenos Aires, without being overpowered with facts. Would recommend and looking forward to our next tour with you on Saturday.
- Greg Southerden
Very interesting history lesson of Buenos Aires. Learnt so much today! Our guide, Pablo, was very informative and knowledgeable. Very friendly and helpful as well. He even shared tips for must-try food/restaurants. Highly recommend others joining the tour!
- Claressa Wong
Outside the Mostaza Restaurant on Avenue Pres. Roque Sáenz Peña 572, next to the Catedral metro station, exit Congreso de Tucumán (See map).
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Buenos Aires runs every Tue, Thu & Sat at 10.00 from Outside Restaurant Mostaza on Avenue Pres. Roque Sáenz Peña 572, just next to the Cathedral Metro Station - Exit Congreso de Tucumán. No tours on the 25th of Dec and 1st of Jan.
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Buenos Aires ends in front of the National Congress.
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Buenos Aires lasts around 3h.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a red umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please contact us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215.
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable!
Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Buenos Aires has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Our Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together
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