Free Retiro & Recoleta Cemetery Tour
When: Tue & Thu
Where: Recoleta Cemetery
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 3 hours
Jorge Luis Borges once said: “Argentineans are Italians who speak Spanish, think in French, and would like to be English.” On our Free Tour of Retiro and 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. Finish the tour at the famous Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most beautiful in the world were you’ll be able to see mausoleums of some of the most famous individuals who called Argentina their home, including the mausoleum of Evita Perón.
On our Tour of Retiro and Recoleta you will doubt over which side of the Atlantic you are on. Enjoy the most elegant and sophisticated Latin-American capital of all!
General San Martin's Monument
San Martin Palace
Israeli Embassy Square
The French Embassy
Florida Street and Cordoba Avenue
Falklands War Memorial
Eva Peron's Mausoleum
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My tour guide was amazing - huge thank you to Pablo for telling me all about the surrounding buildings and landmarks. His attention to detail and knowledge of facts pertaining to each location that we stopped at was very nice. There weren't a lot of people which was also nice.
- Cecilia Gibson
Pablo gave a great tour! He was very knowledgeable and told good stories about the history of the people and the place. He took time to answer questions, even staying later to start talking about the history of tango. We’ve done a lot of free tours and this one was one of the best!
- Jessica Johnston
By the entrance of the Recoleta Cemetery, Junín 1760 (See Map).
The Free Retiro & Recoleta Cemetery Tour runs every Tue & Thu at 14.30 from the entrance of the Recoleta Cemetery, Junín 1760. No tours on the 25th of Dec.
The Free Retiro & Recoleta Cemetery Tour ends in Córdoba Avenue & Florida St.
The Free Retiro & Recoleta Cemetery Tour lasts around 3h.
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 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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