This is how a tour in Buenos Aires would go!
After we pick you up from the hotel with our guide and driver, the tour starts at the emblematic Recoleta neighborhood. Today, Recoleta is characterized by its elegantly dressed residents seen meandering along exclusive avenues and dining in chic cafés. Moreover, with its architectural and cultural history, the neighborhood is an important part of the city’s tourist trail.
The highlight at this place is the Recoleta Cemetery. Covering just under 55,000 sqm, the cemetery is a mini-village of tombs, some lavish and others crumbling, which serve as the resting places for Argentina’s most important families, namely Eva Peron and writer Jose Hernandez.
Then, we’ll head to Plaza de Mayo (square), which is a political hub, financial and administrative center and, throughout history, has been a symbol of rebellion and hope.
We’ll also visit the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral which is the main Catholic church in the city. The Cathedral of Buenos Aires was rebuilt several times since its humble origins in the 16th century. The present building is a mix of architectural styles, with an 18th-century nave and dome. The interior keeps precious 18th-century statues and altarpieces, as well as abundant Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque decoration.
The next place to visit is San Telmo, blessed with cobblestoned streets, a crumbling, faded grandeur, an amazing weekly street market and many good places to eat and drink.
Next, we’ll stop next in Puerto Madero, which is the newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and it sports the latest trends in architecture. Set on a coastal strip where there are old docks (huge sheds which in the past were used to store cargo brought by the ships that arrived at the port). They were recycled to give place to elegant offices and luxurious restaurants.
After that, we’re going to visit La Boca, the most colorful neighborhood, known to the outside world for tourist destination number one, Caminito. La Boca is still a lively neighborhood of immigrants with a number of places of interest for art and history lovers. El Caminito or ‘little walkway’ is a pedestrian street set along the old railroad lines built here in 1866. In the 1950’s local artist Quinquela Martín and other neighbors were inspired to paint the houses with bright colors, emulating the spirit of the early immigrants to the city.
Then, we’ll visit Palermo and finalize the tour visiting the Libertador Avenue, one of the principal thoroughfares in Buenos Aires extending 25 km (16 mi) from the Retiro District of Buenos Aires to the northern suburb of San Fernando.
At the end of the tour, we’ll take you back to the hotel.