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Free Tour Recoleta

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When: Every Day

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Where: Teatro Colón

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 10:30

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Duration: 3,5 hours

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Price: Free

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!

Centro Cultural Recoleta
Iglesia del Pilar Recoleta
Avenue in Recoleta
Plaza Francia Centro Cultural Recoleta
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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!

Free Recoleta Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the ever-so-complicated relationship between the U.K. and Argentina, when the Victorian empire financed the construction of the railway and commerce was plentiful between both countries.
  • Breathe the atmosphere of the porteño elegance as you walk past many of the sophisticated palaces built by Argentinean land owners.
  • Discover some of the green spaces that define the northern neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Teatro Colón

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Free Tour Recoleta Features

Teatro Colón
Av. 9 de Julio
General San Martin's Monument
Front entrance of Recoleta Cemetery
San Martin Palace
Israeli Embassy Square
Avenida Alvear
Colonial Franciscan Convent
Falklands War Memorial
Paz Palace
Plaza San Martín
Monumental Tower
Teatro Colón

Av. 9 de Julio

General San Martin's Monument

Front entrance of Recoleta Cemetery

San Martin Palace

Israeli Embassy Square

Avenida Alvear

Colonial Franciscan Convent

Falklands War Memorial

Paz Palace

Plaza San Martín

Monumental Tower

Teatro Colon
Teatro Colón
Av. 9 de Julio
Av. 9 de Julio
Monumento a San Martin
General San Martin's Monument
Front Entrance Cementerio Recolet
Front entrance of Recoleta Cemetery
Palacio San Martin
San Martin Palace
Plaza de la Embajada Israeli
Israeli Embassy Square
Avenida Alvear
Avenida Alvear
Iglesia del Pilar Colonial Franciscan Convent
Colonial Franciscan Convent
Monumento a los cáidos en Malvinas
Falklands War Memorial
Palacio Paz
Paz Palace
Plaza San Martin
Plaza San Martín
Torre Monumental
Monumental Tower
Teatro Colon
Teatro Colón

Av. 9 de Julio
Av. 9 de Julio

Monumento a San Martin
General San Martin's Monument

Front Entrance Cementerio Recolet
Front entrance of Recoleta Cemetery

Palacio San Martin
San Martin Palace

Plaza de la Embajada Israeli
Israeli Embassy Square

Avenida Alvear
Avenida Alvear

Iglesia del Pilar Colonial Franciscan Convent
Colonial Franciscan Convent

Monumento a los cáidos en Malvinas
Falklands War Memorial

Palacio Paz
Paz Palace

Plaza San Martin
Plaza San Martín

Torre Monumental
Monumental Tower

Why Strawberry Tours?

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Great tour and great company

5 out of 5

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

December 2019

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A lovely walk and an intelligent and lovely guide

5 out of 5

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

October 2019

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Teatro Colón

Corner of Libertad and Viamonte, next to Teatro Colon (See Map).

FAQ

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.

Go to the meeting point and look for our guide wearing an orange t-shirt. If you have any problems finding the location please contact Buenos Aires Free Walks on Whatsapp at: +54 9 11 6196 1105.

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.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just £135.

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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Meeting Point: Teatro Colón

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Price: Free

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