Free Tour Recoleta
When: Every Day
Where: Teatro Colón
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 3,5 hours
All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations
Jorge Luis Borges once said: “Argentineans are Italians who speak Spanish, think in French, and would like to be English.” On our Free Tour Recoleta we will explore the most sophisticated area of a capital so European in appearance and style, you can’t help but feel as if you’re walking down the streets from the old continent.
Discover how the wealthy 19th century bourgeoisie made an effort to “Europeanise” the city, materialising projects of great magnitude such as the Argentinean Pavilion or the Monumental Tower, which is made only of British materials shipped across the ocean.
Walk through French shopping galleries built in imitation of the Bon Marche of Paris, but which copy the structure of the indoor streets of the Galleria Victor Emmanuel II of Milano. Admire the buildings and impressive rationalist architecture.
On our Free Tour of Recoleta you will doubt over which side of the Atlantic you are on. Enjoy the most elegant and sophisticated Latin-American capital of all!
Kindly note that this tour does not go into the cemetery. However we have another tour that does, our Recoleta Cemetery Tour, which we recommend to join afterwards!
Av. 9 de Julio
General San Martin's Monument
Front entrance of Recoleta Cemetery
San Martin Palace
Israeli Embassy Square
Colonial Franciscan Convent
Falklands War Memorial
Plaza San Martín
This tour and This guy were Amazing! Pablo stay with us more then 3 and half hours because he really care about us and care to explain us the Real sense and mood of the city. He was fantastic! By the way he was very accurate and specific and he told everything he could tell about This or about that) Great tour and great company.
Pinny C - Catania, Italy
Emanuela and me liked very much visiting Retiro and Recoleta with Gonzalo. He has enthusiasm and simplicity, knowledge without pretence, bringing us from streets and squares into the history and the life of these two Baires’ neighboroods. Our best compliments too Gonzalo. Paolo.
Polo L - Venice, Italy
Corner of Libertad and Viamonte, next to Teatro Colon (See Map).
The Free Tour Recoleta runs every day at 10.30 from the Corner of Libertad and Viamonte, next to Teatro Colon.
The Free Tour Recoleta ends in Plaza Alvear.
The Free Tour Recoleta lasts around 3.5 hours.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
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.
Discover the most visited cemetery in Argentina and marvel at its artistic elegance.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday
Start Time: 15:00
Duration: 2 hours