Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 8.7 km
Ascend 202 m
Descend 222 m

Explore Buenos Aires in Argentina with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Buenos AiresIndividual Sights in Buenos Aires

Sight 1: Museo del Holocausto

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The Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires is intended to keep alive the memory of the Shoah and disseminate what happened during the genocide of the Jewish people to Argentine society, collecting an extensive archive of documents and personal objects donated by those who suffered persecution and immigrated from Europe.

Wikipedia: Museo del Holocausto (Buenos Aires) (ES), Website

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Palacio Sarmiento

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The Sarmiento Palace, commonly known as the Pizzurno Palace, is an architectural landmark in the Recoleta section of Buenos Aires and the location of the Argentine Ministry of Education.

Wikipedia: Pizzurno Palace (EN)

483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a bookshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2008, The Guardian placed it as the second most beautiful bookshop in the world. In 2019, it was named the "world's most beautiful bookstore" by the National Geographic.

Wikipedia: El Ateneo Grand Splendid (EN), Website

789 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Plaza Doctor Bernardo Houssay

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The Plaza Doctor Bernardo H. Houssay is a public green space of approximately one hectare that is located on the border of the Recoleta neighborhood with the Balvanera neighborhood, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Plaza Houssay (ES)

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Museo de la Deuda Externa

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Museo de la Deuda Externa

The Museum of Foreign Debt was opened on April 28, 2005, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The museum highlights the dangers of borrowing money from abroad. There are no English translations in the museum, everything is in the Spanish language. The 1998–2002 Argentine great depression that drove the 2001 riots in Argentina prompted the largest foreign debt default in history – approximately $100 billion USD.

Wikipedia: Museum of Foreign Debt (EN)

1027 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

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The Casa Carlos Gardel Museum, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a house museum located in the house where the tango singer, composer and film actor Carlos Gardel lived.

Wikipedia: Museo Casa Carlos Gardel (ES), Website

912 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: Museo Casa de Ricardo Rojas

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In 1927 Ricardo Rojas commissioned the construction of his house to the architect Ángel Guido, giving rise to the meeting of two protagonists of the national culture. Rojas asked that the construction be based on his book Eurindia, which proposed a new interpretation of American history. La Casa de Charcas at 2837, whose façade bears a strong resemblance to La Casa de Tucumán, was the writer's home from 1929 to 1957. It currently belongs to the National State, in response to Rojas' own request that the house be converted into a museum after his death and that of his wife.

Wikipedia: Casa de Ricardo Rojas (ES), Website

1742 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 8: Revolución de 1956

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Revolución de 1956

The Valle uprising was a civilian-military Peronist action led by Major General Juan José Valle on June 9, 1956, in order to overthrow the dictatorship calling itself the Liberating Revolution. The uprising is part of the broader process known as the Peronist Resistance.

Wikipedia: Levantamiento de Valle (ES)

39 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Juan José Valle

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Juan José Valle

Juan José Valle was an Argentine general who headed a rebellion in 1956 against General Pedro Eugenio Aramburu's dictatorship.

Wikipedia: Juan José Valle (EN)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Alferez José María Sobral

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Alferez José María Sobral

Alférez de Navío José María Sobral was an Argentine explorer, geologist, naval officer and author who rose to prominence by participating in the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901–1904) becoming the first Argentine to overwinter in Antarctica. Later he pursued studies at Uppsala University becoming the first Argentine to obtain a geology degree. Sobral worked briefly as ambassador to Norway in 1930 before returning to Argentina to work at YPF.

Wikipedia: José María Sobral (EN)

875 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 11: Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays

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Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays

The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The garden is triangular in shape, and is bounded by Santa Fe Avenue, Las Heras Avenue and República Árabe Siria Street.

Wikipedia: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden (EN)

139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Francisco Pascasio Moreno

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Francisco Pascasio Moreno

Francisco Pascasio Moreno was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno. Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia and its subsequent development.

Wikipedia: Francisco Moreno (EN)

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: José de San Martín

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José de San Martín

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.

Wikipedia: José de San Martín (EN)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Los primeros fríos

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Los primeros fríos

The First Colds is a monochromatic sculpture by Miguel Blay Fábregas, of which there are several versions, at least one carved in white marble and another in bronze, which was exhibited for the first time at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid, in 1892. With this work, Blay broke with the traditional realist language that had been maintained throughout nineteenth-century sculpture. The marble version is in the MNAC in Barcelona while the bronze sculpture is in the Regional Museum of La Garrocha, in Olot.

Wikipedia: Los primeros fríos (ES)

26 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 15: Loba romana

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Loba romana

The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture depicting a scene from the legend of the founding of Rome. The sculpture shows a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. According to the legend, when King Numitor, grandfather of the twins, was overthrown by his brother Amulius in Alba Longa, the usurper ordered them to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf that cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them.

Wikipedia: Capitoline Wolf (EN)

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 16: Esquines

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Aeschines was a Greek statesman and one of the ten Attic orators.

Wikipedia: Aeschines (EN)

48 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Carlos Thays

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Carlos Thays was a French-Argentine landscape architect, and a student of French landscape architect Édouard André.

Wikipedia: Carlos Thays (EN)

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Giuseppe Garibaldi

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The Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi is an equestrian sculpture featuring Giuseppe Garibaldi, located on Plaza Italia, a landmark in the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi (Buenos Aires) (EN)

34 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 19: Plaza Italia

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Plaza Italia is a small park in the city of Buenos Aires in the barrio of Palermo on the confluence of Santa Fe Avenue and Avenida Sarmiento. Next to the plaza are the main entrances to the Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, and the la Rural Expo Center. The area is very busy with traffic, as it is a public transportation hub for the city.

Wikipedia: Plaza Italia, Buenos Aires (EN)

1063 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 20: San Francisco Javier

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The Parroquia de San Francisco Javier is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Buenos Aires, located at 1861 Jorge Luis Borges Street in the Palermo neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Parroquia de San Francisco Javier (Buenos Aires) (ES)


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