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Private Tour

Hallowed Ground: the Plaza San Martin

A tour around Argentina’s “Field of Glory”
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Cruise Passengers, Friends, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Museo de Armas de la Nacion

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice
Meeting points: Outside General San Martin Metro Station

What makes this tour special

·        Walk around the Plaza San Martin, where a key battle was fought in 1807
·        See the General San Martin Monument
·        Visit the main memorial for the 1982 conflict at the Monumento a los Caidos en Malvinas
·        See Argentina’s main military museum: the Museo de Armas de la Nacion

The military history of Argentina is very nuanced, even confusing. Few people agree on everything but three parts of its story are widely seen as very important. First, the defeat of the British in 1807 had an enormous effect on how Argentina developed as a country. Second, General José San Martin was a military hero. Third, the dead of the 1982 conflict should be honored and remembered.  

It is rare to find a place where so much of a nation’s history are covered, but we had one big advantage when creating this tour: the Plaza San Martin is a unique place. 

A National Centre

Your private guide will take you on the Plaza, telling the story of the ill-fated British invasions of Spain’s River Plate colony during the Napoleonic Wars. Here, beneath the huge Ombu trees, they will help you step back in time two hundred years to when General Whitelocke surrendered his sword on what would be named the “Field of Glory”. You will also hear the heroic tale of how José San Martin led the Army of the Andes to liberate Peru beneath his epic monument, imagining the Andes in the middle of Buenos Aires. 

Modern Memories

Argentina’s recent military history is remembered more sombrely, and your guide will be able to tell you how the 1982 conflict – known in the English-speaking world as the Falklands War – was planned, and lost, in Buenos Aires. It is fitting that the main memorial to those dead is in the Plaza San Martin. Your guide will also be able to tell you how this conflict drastically changed Argentina’s relationship with Britain by the Torre Monumental, a red-brick building still bearing the British national coat of arms that used to be called the “Torre de los Ingleses”. They will also take you around the Museo de Armas de la Nacion. This museum, with the largest collection of weaponry in South America, covers all parts of Argentina’s military history with aplomb while giving a great view of pieces from across the globe.   


What you'll see

Monumento al General San Martin
A large statue honouring a very important Argentine founding father.
Monumento a Caidos de Malvinas
A touching memorial to the Argentine servicemen who died in the 1982 conflict.
Museo de Armas de la Nacion
This museum hosts a large collection of weaponry in rooms covering Argentina’s military history.
Plaza San Martin
Historic park surrounded by belle epoque buildings from Buenos Aires’ glory days.
Torre Monumental
Red-brick tower that is a symbol of the relationship between Argentina and the United Kingdom

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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