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Private Tour

Plaza de Mayo: Buenos Aires’ Beating Heart

A short walk around the central hub of Buenos Aires.
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Family, Friends, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets need to be bought for this tour

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 Bolivar Metro Station

What makes this tour special

·        Learn to appreciate the Plaza de Mayo: a place of government and protest
·        Step below the Casa Rosada to walk around historic exhibits in the Museo del Bicentenario

The Plaza de Mayo has been the hub of Argentina’s national life since its foundation, which actually occurred next door in the Cabildo. Walk around this historic space with a private guide who will show the human side of Argentina’s national story. 

Colonial Centre

Starting by the Cabildo, you will learn about the history of the square, which was set up by the Spanish to be the centre of their new colony. Telling the story of how Buenos Aires developed during the Spanish Empire, when the building was the seat of local government, your own personal guide will take you back in time to the May Revolution where Argentina achieved its independence. 

Political Heart

Walking around the square, your guide will point out important buildings that have all played a part in Argentina’s development. Discussing topics ranging from its tumultuous financial history and the state terror between 1976 and 1983, you will learn how each building has its own story. There will also be poignant reminders of the squares role as a centre for dissent, from Peronist demonstrations to the maternal anger of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. 

Pink Office of Presidents

Overlooking the plaza, at the far end from the Cabildo, stands the Casa Rosada. The executive presidential mansion it has actually only ever been lived in by one president. Despite only holding the Presidents’ offices, the pink-painted building retains a distinctive role as a symbol of Argentina. Standing on the ruins of the old colonial fort, your expert guide shall take you below ground into its catacombs. Now occupied by the Museo del Bicentenario, each exhibit tells a story, whether of presidential extravagance or the lives of Spanish soldiers hundreds of years ago.   

What you'll see

Casa Rosada
A pink building, with an iconic balcony, that is the executive mansion of Argentina.
Museo del Bicentenario
An underground museum covering Argentina’s history.
Plaza de Mayo
The symbolic centre of both Buenos Aires and Argentina

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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