Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 23 sights
Distance 9.8 km
Ascend 324 m
Descend 305 m

Experience Buenos Aires in Argentina in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in Buenos AiresIndividual Sights in Buenos Aires

Sight 1: Colección de Arte 'Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat'

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The Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection is a museum of fine arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Fortabat Art Collection (EN), Website

904 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Buque Museo Corbeta A.R.A. Uruguay

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Buque Museo Corbeta A.R.A. UruguayJosé María Pérez Nuñez from Buenos Aires, Argentina / CC BY-SA 2.0

The corbeta (corvette) ARA Uruguay, built in England, is the largest ship afloat of its age in the Armada de la República Argentina, with more than 140 years passed since its commissioning in September 1874. The last of the legendary squadron of President Sarmiento, the Uruguay took part in revolutions, ransoms, expeditions, rescues, and was even floating headquarters of the Navy School. During its operational history 1874–1926 the Uruguay has served as a gunboat, school ship, expedition support ship, Antarctic rescue ship, fisheries base supply ship, and hydrographic survey vessel, and is now a museum ship in Buenos Aires. The ship was built in 1874 at Laird Bros. shipyard of Birkenhead, England, at a cost of £32,000. This ship is rigged to a barque sailplan. The ship's steel hull is sheathed in teak.

Wikipedia: ARA Uruguay (EN)

483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Stadium Luna Park

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Estadio Luna Park is a multi-purpose arena in Buenos Aires. Located at the corner of Avenida Corrientes and Avenida Bouchard; in the San Nicolás neighborhood. Initially, the arena primarily hosted boxing and other sporting events. In the 1950s, it was expanded to host stage shows and concerts.

Wikipedia: Estadio Luna Park (EN), Website

180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Plaza Roma

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Plaza Roma is a public green space in the center of the City of Buenos Aires. It is located on the axis of Leandro N. Alem Avenue and in an area of great building density where the glass towers of corporate offices stand out.

Wikipedia: Plaza Roma (ES)

861 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 5: Maipo

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Teatro Maipo is a historic theatre in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was founded in 1908 by entrepreneur Charles Seguin, and was first called the Scala Theater. It later changed its name to the Esmerelda Theatre and eventually to the Maipo theatre. It has closed and reopened several times, most recently in 1994. The history of the Maipo theatre is the subject of a novel by historian Carlos Schwarzer.

Wikipedia: Teatro Maipo (EN)

681 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Galerías Pacífico

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Galerías Pacífico may refer to:Galerías Pacífico (building): the usual name for a historic building in Buenos Aires, called the Edificio Pacífico. Galerias Pacifico – A shopping mall located in the Edificio Pacifico.

Wikipedia: Galerías Pacífico (ES), Website, Facebook, Instagram

519 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Edificio Kavanagh

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The Kavanagh Building is a residential skyscraper in Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Designed in 1934 by architects Gregorio Sánchez, Ernesto Lagos and Luis María de la Torre, it is considered a pinnacle of modernist architecture. At the time of its inauguration in 1936, the Kavanagh was the tallest building in Latin America surpassing the Palacio Salvo built in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1928, as well as the tallest building in the world with a reinforced concrete structure.

Wikipedia: Kavanagh Building (EN)

430 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina

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Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina is a square located in the barrio (district) of Retiro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The square is located between the Retiro railway station on Avenida Dr. José María Ramos Mejía, Avenida San Martín and Avenida del Libertador. It was designed and built in the 1940s and inaugurated on January 4, 1945. Originally called Plaza Británica, its name was changed in 1982 to the current one, by paying homage to the Argentine Air Force after the Falklands War, which was its first war against an external enemy. However, some still refer to it by its old name and also Plaza de los Ingleses, although the latter name was never used officially. The Torre Monumental, is located in the center of the square.

Wikipedia: Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina (EN)

9 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Torre de los Ingleses

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Torre Monumental, formerly known as Torre de los Ingleses, is a clock tower located in the barrio (district) of Retiro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is situated in the Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina by Avenida San Martín and Avenida del Libertador. It was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810.

Wikipedia: Torre Monumental (EN)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Plaza Canadá

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Plaza Canadá is a public square in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina located within the streets of Maipú, Antártida Argentina, San Martin, and Dr. José María Ramos Mejía.

Wikipedia: Plaza Canadá (Buenos Aires) (EN)

606 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Monumento a Alem

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Monumento a Alem

Leandro Nicéforo Alem was an Argentine politician, founder and leader of the Radical Civic Union. He was the uncle and political teacher of Hipólito Yrigoyen. He was also an active Freemason.

Wikipedia: Leandro N. Alem (EN)

190 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Monumento a los Caídos en Malvinas

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Monumento a los Caídos en Malvinas

The Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas is a cenotaph in Plaza San Martín, in Buenos Aires, dedicated to the 649 Argentine soldiers who were killed in the Falklands War. The inscription reads La nación también rinde homenaje a los que guardan en su cuerpo o memoria las huellas del combate.

Wikipedia: Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas (EN)

355 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Monumento al General San Martín

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Monumento al General San Martín

The Monument to General San Martín and the Armies of Independence, located in the Plaza Genera San Martín in the city of Buenos Aires, is an equestrian monument in bronze on a base of polished red granite that honors the Argentine national hero, and four important milestones related to American independence: Departure to War, Battle, Victory and The Return of the Victor.

Wikipedia: Monumento al General San Martín y a los Ejércitos de la Independencia (ES)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Museo de Informática

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Museo de Informática

The Museum of Informatics of the Argentine Republic is a museum based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is managed by the ICATEC Foundation, and was founded in 2010; with the aim of conserving, preserving, and disseminating the computer heritage, as well as safeguarding the memory of the pioneers of the field of computer science in Argentina. It has its own collection of more than 2000 objects, as well as a library with books, manuals, software and magazines on the subject.

Wikipedia: Museo de Informática de la República Argentina (ES), Website

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Catedral de San Marón

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The St. Maron's Cathedral also called Maronite Catholic Cathedral of Buenos Aires is a religious building of the Catholic Church (Maronite) located at 834 Paraguay Street, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not to be confused with the metropolitan cathedral of Latin rite of the Holy Trinity, the cathedral of the military bishopric also of Latin rite or the Armenian Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Narek, all in the city of Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: St. Maron's Cathedral, Buenos Aires (EN)

439 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Plaza Libertad

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Plaza Libertad is a public square located in the Retiro neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires. Located on Cerrito Street, next to 9 de Julio Avenue, it has on one of its sides the Coliseo Theater, the modern Libertad Plaza Building and underground there is a municipal parking lot.

Wikipedia: Plaza Libertad (Buenos Aires) (ES)

127 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Teatro Coliseo

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Teatro Coliseo

The Teatro Coliseo is a theatre in Retiro neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina which opened on July 8, 1905.

Wikipedia: Teatro Coliseo (EN), Website

887 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 18: Estrugamou Building

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Estrugamou Building

The Estrugamou Building is an architecturally significant residential building in the Retiro area of Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Estrugamou Building (EN)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

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Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco is a museum of art located in the Retiro ward of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco (EN), Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Plaza Coronel Toribio Tedín

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Plaza Coronel Toribio Tedín

The Plaza Coronel Toribio Tedín, known as Plaza Tedín in plain terms, was a green space in the Retiro neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires located on Posadas Street between Cerrito and Carlos Pellegrini, in one of the blocks of Socorro demolished between 1978 and 1980 as part of the extension of Avenida Nueve de Julio. It was bordered to the south by Pasaje Eguía and to the north by the steps of Pasaje Seaver, both of which have disappeared. The square, formed from the union of unoccupied lots, was named by decree in 1953 in honor of a colonel from Salta who fought under the orders of Manuel Belgrano in the battles of Salta and Tucumán.

Wikipedia: Plaza Coronel Toribio Tedín (ES)

1186 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 21: Plaza Ramón J. Cárcano

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The Plaza Ramón J. Cárcano is a green space in the Recoleta neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is part of the traditional Paseo de la Recoleta. It is bounded by Presidente Quintana Avenue, Alvear Avenue, and Presidente Ortiz and Presidente Haedo Streets. It received that name in 1967 in homage to Ramón José Cárcano, a conservative politician with an extensive career who became governor of the Province of Córdoba. Initially, the square received imprecise boundaries, which were corrected by an ordinance just three months later. At first, the space also included the current Plaza Juan XXIII, until its boundaries were defined in 1975.

Wikipedia: Plaza Ramón J. Cárcano (Buenos Aires) (ES)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 22: Plaza Intendente Alvear

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Plaza Intendente Alvear

Plaza Intendente Alvear is a public space in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. It is commonly but mistakenly known as Plaza Francia, as the actual Plaza Francia is located at its side. It faces the Recoleta Cemetery and the cultural center.

Wikipedia: Plaza Intendente Alvear (EN)

281 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Recoleta Cemetry

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La Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón, presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy, and military commanders such as Julio Argentino Roca. In 2011, the BBC hailed it as one of the world's best cemeteries, and in 2013, CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

Wikipedia: La Recoleta Cemetery (EN)


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