The essence of the Buenos Aires city tour
Guided walks through the vibrant city of Buenos Aires will captivate and enthral the spirit. Explore the diverse architectural and cultural heritage of the sprawling city, sampling sumptuous and delightful local fare along the way. Begin the tour by strolling through the streets of the Argentine capital, appreciating a valuable and suggestive architectural heritage inspired by international patterns combined with a local tendency of free reinterpretation. Buenos Aires inspired structures result from a wide and far reaching building legacy.
The city is sophisticated, elegant with a distinct European flair and awash with pedestrian boulevards along topiary streets. The tree lined streets adorn much of the city and surround vogue street cafés, thoroughfares, and galleries inspired by a mesh of European influence and local accents. Pass by the Paris-influenced area of San Martin Square, boasting the belle époque where upper class families settled and built impressive abodes at the turn of the 20th century. Marvel at the splendour of a palatial palace, once residence of the Paz family and now housing the Military Circle of the city, a social club for Argentine military.
Next, head of to the equally impressive Anchorena Palace, currently home to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue to the impressive Retiro train station, then on to the aristocratic Arroyo Street, where French architectural influence in the city is at its most obvious. Cross over to Avenida Alvear, highlighting the Ortiz Basualdo Palace, now the French Embassy. A refreshing stop at a traditional café for a light lunch will revitalise the body and satiate the palate, before heading off to the famous Recoleta cemetery, where the tomb of Evita Peron in found.