Plaza de Mayo: The Heart of Buenos Aires Private Walking TourPrivate Tour
Immerse yourself into 200 years of the history of Buenos Aires exploring Plaza de Mayo, the heart of the city with some of the most emblematic buildings, on this 2-hour private walking tour.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends, Seniors
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking tour guide
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at the entrance to "Bolivar Metro station" located at Av. Pres. Julio A. Roca 501, Buenos Aires.
What makes this tour special
The Plaza de Mayo has been the hub of Argentina’s national life since its foundation, and its inception moment at the Cabildo, located in Plaza de Mayo. Walk around this historic space with a private guide who will show you where Argentina’s national story began and has continued to unfold.
On this short walking tour, you will:
Explore Plaza de Mayo: the oldest and most important square in Buenos Aires which has witnessed many powerful political and social moments;
Walk by the Cabildo: the old headquarters of the Rio de la Plata Viceroyalty in the colonial era;
Step into Buenos Aires Cathedral: a peculiar neoclassical style church where Pope Francis used to lead mass as Archbishop of Buenos Aires;
Learn about Casa Rosada: where the president holds office with a particular pink colour;
Visit Museo del Bicentenario (also known as Museo Casa Rosada): Argentina's past presidencies museum to learn more about its rich history. Note: presently the museum is only open on weekends.
Starting with 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 when Argentina achieved its independence.
Walking around the square, your guide will point out important buildings that have all played a part in Argentina’s development and you will learn all of their stories. There will also be poignant reminders of the square's role as a centre for dissent, from Peronist demonstrations to the maternal anger of the Madres and Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.
Overlooking the plaza, at the far end of the Cabildo, stands the Casa Rosada. Despite only holding the Presidents’ offices, the pink-painted building retains a distinctive role as a symbol of Argentina.
Your tour will end at the Museo del Bicentenario, where each exhibit tells a story, whether of presidential extravagance or the lives of Spanish soldiers hundreds of years ago. Your guide will highlight the most interesting sections you must see so you can enjoy them at your own leisure if you wish to stay longer.
Please note: the museum is only open on weekends. This is a minor part of your tour, and your guide will substitute it with other equally impressive attractions. However, if you wish to visit the museum with a guide, be sure to book a weekend tour.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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