According to locals, Buenos Aires is a “European city” with an eclectic character resulting from diverse European styles. This 7 km walk through the city center will help you to discover the essence of its architecture, as diverse as the many immigrants who came to settle here. A local tour guide will narrate innumerable stories and anecdotes about each of the monuments.
Architecture tour in Buenos Aires
Discover the architectural heritage of Buenos Aires by taking a guided tour.
8h CIRCUIT: MONSERRAT, SAN NICOLAS, RETIRO AND RECOLETA NEIGHBORHOODS
Tour: departing from downtown Buenos Aires, the first stop will be at Plaza de Mayo and its Cathedral, the Cabildo and the Casa Rosada. Then, the walk will take you all the way down the celebrated Avenida de Mayo, surrounded by centennial plane trees and Neo-classic and Art Nouveau style buildings, to the Congreso Nacional, that can be seen from the avenue.
Architectural Styles: Neo-classic, Art Nouveau, as well as eclectic style monuments.
Tour: crossing (at different points) Avenida 9 de Julio, considered one of the biggest in the world with its 16 lanes. There, you will have a good view of another key monument of this city: the 67.5m tall Obelisco.
Lunch: at “La Estancia”, a charming parilla (Argentine barbecue) on Avenida 9 de Julio.
Unmissable: sightseeing on Florida pedestrian street, where plenty of stores and shopping malls will delight you.
Note: you may take a taxi to travel the 15 blocks of Avenida 9 de Julio separating the Congreso from La Estancia restaurant.
Architectural Styles: eclectic style monuments.
Tour: walking down the elegant Avenida Alvear, you will see the most lovely embassy buildings in Buenos Aires and you can shop at such great stores as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Escada, Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren… The last stop will be at Plaza Alvear where you will see the magnificent colonial basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar. At weekends, you can enjoy the excellent crafts fair that takes place in this area.
Note: Those who wish to may visit the Recoleta cemetery, and check upon the different architectural styles now captured in the mausoleums.
Architectural Styles: 20th century French styles influence and colonial style.