Classic City Tour (4 hours)

Classic City Tour (4 hours)
Maria Angeles Fernandez

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city with a rich history and an amazing cultural life. My aim as a professional tour guide is to build a bridge between my culture and yours, helping you understand Argentina’s history, politics, economy, social changes, and beliefs.

During the tour we’ll visit Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires’ foundational site and main square, where some of the most important events in our history took place. As this is the tour’s first and most relevant stop, we’ll spend some time at the square so that I can tell you everything you want to know about our history: the Spanish colonial period, revolutions and independence wars, military governments, democratic governments, demonstrations.

After visiting the main square we’ll go South, to San Telmo -the old town, birthplace of tango- and La Boca, home to hundreds of European immigrants who used to live in the conventillos, charming colourful houses that you will have the chance to see during the tour, since we will visit Caminito street, where most of these houses are located. Besides, you will also have the opportunity to see couples dancing tango in the streets and hundreds of works of art made by the local artists.

Soon after visiting La Boca, we’ll get to know the waterfront, Puerto Madero, which was Buenos Aires’ port between 1894 and 1924. Almost twenty years ago, the former warehouses and cranes were restored and the neighbourhood came back to life, becoming not only a beautiful area to visit but also one of the best gastronomic districts in BA. We will then go North, to the wealthy residential areas of Buenos Aires: Palermo and Recoleta, where we’ll make a visit the famous cemetery, a city of mausoleums, sculptures and other works of art.

Service details

  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 4 Hour(s)
  • From 1 to 12 people

Travel pro profile

  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Licensed Guide