Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hidden Treasures of Buenos Aires

with Elisa D.

57 reviews

Elisa D.

Style: Altruistic

Discover unique places that many porteños don’t even know exist!

We will walk along the first avenue in South America that is a faithful reflection of the European style of late 19th century architecture in B.A

We will also visit gorgeous palaces and other buildings and you will learn the interesting history behind them. You will discover where the criminals were held during colonial times when there was no jail to hold prisoners.

I will show you beautiful monuments and sculptures including an original sculpture of “the thinker” by Rodin. You will also see other sculptures that were designed by a Belgian architect who was one of the most prominent artists of that time.

We will visit the oldest shop in the city: a fantastic pharmacy (the first one in the City) that is a living museum .We will admire paintings related to the pharmaceutical industry.

We will head into the station of one of the oldest subways in the world to view its original structure.

Enjoy a journey to an amazing palace full of analogies and references to Dante’s Divine comedy. The builder intended this place to be the resting place of the poet’s ashes. We will enter the artist’s interpretation of Hell.

We will stop at the headquarters of the “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” (mothers whose children disappeared during the last military dictatorship) and we will visit a quirky political bar loaded with objects and references to figures like 'Evita', the 'Che', Martin Luther King , Fidel Castro, Chavez, Gandhi , etc. , in a sort of "Hall of Fame". Also, hanging from the walls we can see pictures, posters and historical objects that show the Mothers’ many years of struggle and their relationship with the rest of the world.

Finally, we will end our journey at a mystical, quaint and cozy tea and coffee place.

Availability: Tours run Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Morning tour stars on or after 10:00 a.m. Please message me before booking to confirm availability.

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$33
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Elisa D.

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


57 Reviews

Robert

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Elisa!! In fact so much so that I booked a second tour the very next day . Elisha is a true professional . Engaging , interesting and with a passion and enthusiasm for what she does that's infectious !! She knows her history and also understands what to show us to keep our interest . All the best sites but also a great peek at things off the beaten path that give you a truer sense of the true culture and way of life in BA !!! Had to buy her flowers as thanks at end . Elisa you made my visit so much more enjoyable and interesting - thank you again !! Rob

Bruce M.

We loved this walking tour. It was informative and we got to see things we had just passed by on the Hop On Hop Off bus. Elisa was friendly, easy to understand and knew interesting stories about the history of buildings in BA. She was open to questions about Argentine politics, both current and past. I definitely would recommend this tour early in your stay in BA.

Daniel M.

Loved "Hidden Treasures of B.A." walking tour! Our guide rocked! The tour was unforgettable and interesting for the whole time! I would not have discovered half of what I did on my own. The tour groups are also very small making the experience even more personal It's not some stuffy tour with a bunch of bored tour guides. Our guide was funny, charming and full of interesting information and great stories. Love this tour! I was intrigued not only by the architecture of our tour but by the volume of knowledge that Elisa shared with us. Elisa is so full of local knowledge which can’t be replicated by the big tour companies. And not only did she know a lot about her city but we could all tell that she loved her city and enjoyed sharing it with us. She also showed us beautiful and eloquent buildings, ones I would never have known were there but now I know would be devastated if I had missed. She is passionate, super nice guide very charismatic, opinionated and lively. She is the best guides ever!! If you want to get to discover and all kinds of secrets, gorgeous places ands see the Buenos Aires that Porteños keep for themselves, then book this amazing tour of a lifetime!

Salama A.

Me and my friend enjoyed the tour with Elisa very much. It was one of the most exciting things we did in BA. It was like watching history documentary . Elisa was also helpful guide in what and where to get other things in BA. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone visiting BA. Salama From Oman

Jessica W.

Elisa was a lovely tour guide. She grew up in the city and knows it well. Her English was very good. She's well-traveled and could discuss the history and current events of Buenos Aires. She was very flexible to the group's needs and interests. We had an unplanned coffee break, because we hadn't had much sleep the night before, and Elisa was happy to accommodate us.


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