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Retiro & La Recoleta Free Walking Tour

Discover the streets and monuments of two of the most stately and imposing neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with this free tour of Retiro & La Recoleta.

Discover the streets and monuments of two of the most stately and imposing neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with this free tour of Retiro & La Recoleta.

Retiro & La Recoleta Free Walking Tour

At 9 am, we'll meet at the monument to San Martín in the plaza of the same name to begin the free tour of Retiro & La Recoleta, during which we'll stroll through every corner of these two neighborhoods.

Together with our guide, we'll learn about the origins of the city of Buenos Aires as a Spanish colony and how Argentina managed to declare itself a free country. Is it true that an army left the Argentine capital to liberate part of this continent?

We'll also visit the Retiro railway station, built between 1909 and 1915 with materials entirely imported from England. Did you know that this is the largest train station in Argentina? There, the guide will tell us about the mass European immigration that took place in the early 20th century that forever marked the history of the country.

The tour continues with a walk through the most beautiful streets of Recoleta where we'll admire palaces boasting French architecture. As we marvel at the stately architecture of some of the buildings, we'll tell you all about the wealthy families who, upon returning from Paris, wanted to construct buildings in the same French style.

Then, after two and a half hours of exploring, we'll finish the free tour of Retiro & La Recoleta in a charming square in the vicinity of the famous La Recoleta Cemetery.

La Recoleta Cemetery

Please note that we will not visit the inside of the cemetery on this free tour.

Groups

For our free tour, we cannot accept reservations for more than 6 people. If you're a larger group, we recommend booking our private tour of Buenos Aires.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will we enter any of the monuments?

    A - No, during the free tour of La Recoleta we won't enter any of the monuments, but we'll admire their façades while we tell you about their history.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

San Martín Monument (Plaza General San Martín)

La Recoleta Cemetery

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Where does the activity end?

La Recoleta Cemetery