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Recoleta Walking Tour

Book this private Buenos Aires walking tour in the classic neighbourhoods of Recoleta, where the European aristocracy found refuge in Argentina, marking the city with its incomparable architecture and rich cultural heritage which gave its nickname: The Paris of South America.


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  • Bilingual guide.

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday.
  • Departs at 9am and 2pm.


  • 3 hours approx.
  • See Notes for individual reservations.

Book a Walking Tour around the neighbourhoods of Recoleta and Palermo Chico and discover the influence the more affluent European immigrants had on the city; from the beautiful European palaces to the groomed, impeccably maintained parks. This beautiful Buenos Aires Walking tour will introduce you to the rich and diverse history of Buenos Aires and you’ll be sure to finish this city tour with a much greater knowledge of Buenos Aires and understand why throughout centuries it was famously known as the Paris of the South.

This Buenos Aires sightseeing tour will take you through the elegant neighbourhoods of Palermo Chico and Recoleta by walking through the Parisian style parks, the wide avenues and past the palatial mansions to get an insight into Buenos Aires historical Belle Époque architecture. You’ll be amazed by its resemblance to the old continent while still maintaining its very South American flavour. The private Recoleta walking tour takes you to some of Buenos Aires’ top tourist attractions including Recoleta Cemetery, where you will be blown away by the stories hidden behind the tombs of the most important families of the Argentine society, the Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, a fantastic example of architectural styles of the XVIII century, the Recoleta Cultural Centre, the old monastery of the “Recoleto” monks, the terrace of the Buenos Aires Design and the Palais de Glace (contemporary art gallery), before continuing across to the impressive main building of the Faculty of Law and the cutting-edge monument of Buenos Aires, the Floralis Generica, the famous steel flower that represents the postmodern era of the city, in strong contraposition to the surrounding European classicism. After visiting the highlights of Recoleta, the Walking tour continues into the modern Palermo Chico and includes a visit to the Sanmartiniano Institute, before reaching the National Museum of Decorative Art, Evita’s Monument and the National Library. The tour itinerary then comes to an end at the spectacular national Museum of Fine Arts.

If you want to discover the best of Buenos Aires, its exclusive streets and the other side of the immigration, if you enjoy architecture, art and culture, then this walking tour is a perfect travel activity to combine your interests with an informative insight into the history of Buenos Aires and get to know unique Buenos Aires facts, you might not have learnt otherwise. Book your walking tour of Recoleta and discover the main historical landmarks, the trendiest areas of Buenos Aires and get the most beautiful picture of the Paris of the South. Travel off the beaten tourist track and join a Buenos Aires walking tour that will make you want to stay! Book the Recoleta walking tour now!

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  • This tour departs with a minimum of 2 persons. If there are no other passengers, a single booking is treated as a private tour and carries an extra cost. Should you wish to make an individual reservation, please contact our support team to enquire about availability.

  • This tour departs from a meeting point in downtown Buenos Aires, which will be confirmed once you complete the booking process.

  • Please also note that discounts are available for groups (6 people and more).

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