A unique walking tour that explores the hidden gems of Buenos Aires found in a neighborhood that you will not find in guidebooks.
We will travel back in time to the 19th and early 20th century to get a taste of the rich cultural and culinary history of B.A. We will visit an amazing historic market built in 1889, and there you will learn about our local food, fresh produce, etc.
I will show you an unusual place: an incredible old fashioned barber shop and gauchos’ bar (gauchos= Argentine cowboys) that also functions as the only living museum of its type in this hemisphere. It is a very cool place that feels like it is from a century ago and it was named as one of the best barbershops in the world.
We will stroll through “the English district” discovering its gorgeous diversity of architectural styles.
I will take you to some other interesting places that are also far from the usual tourist stops so you will have an authentic local experience of the real B.A. Also, this tour is not done in the traditional tour group style as we go inside several places.
We will take a short ride on the bus, an important part of the everyday life of porteños (people from B.A). - Bus ticket incl.-
We will visit a19th century colorful alley and the church Pope Francis was baptized in. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the city and the most awe-inspiring you have ever seen!
We will also visit a legendary tango salon that was once used as a grain silo. This unbelievable salon will amaze you with its bizarre variety of artifacts and art.
Finally, we will check out a truly impressive 19th century tea/coffee house and bakery with golden chandeliers, Italian marble floors, and French stained-glass windows. Some say that it looks like a Roman Palace from the movies!
Availability: Tours run Tuesday through Saturday (except on holidays). Morning tour starts at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon tour stars at 4:00 p.m. Please message me before booking to confirm availability.
I am a Buenos Aires native who loves interacting with people and sharing my deep knowledge and passion for this city: its history, art, architecture, food, literature etc. The tours I offer are meant for people who love to explore places off the beaten track, and for those who enjoy discovering hidden gems. My Past and Present occupations: I was a bilingual assistant for a medical tourism company, history research assistant, and an adviser to a travel magazine about places and activities in Argentina. I have taken classes in Argentine literature and history, tourism, History of Art, Latin American Art, architecture and the history of Buenos Aires and its neighborhoods. Each of my tours lasts around 3 hours. We could take longer, as I am flexible to accommodate the needs and questions you might have. And if you want to linger a while, don't worry -- this is your tour and, because I only book small parties, you can linger all you want. This is not your typical "hurry-hurry" tour. Full profile
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