Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 10.4 km
Ascend 204 m
Descend 218 m

Experience Ciudad Autónoma de 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.

Individual Sights in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Sight 1: Confitería El Molino

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Confitería El Molino

The Confitería del Molino is an historical Art Nouveau style confitería (coffeehouse) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, located in front of the Palace of the National Congress and the Congressional Plaza, on the intersection of Callao and Rivadavia avenues in the barrio of Balvanera.

Wikipedia: Confitería del Molino (EN), Website

1352 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Montserrat

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The Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de Montserrat is a Roman Catholic church in the autonomous city of Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Parish Nuestra Señora de Montserrat (Buenos Aires) (EN), Website

560 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Plazoleta Intendente Joaquín S. de Anchorena

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Plazoleta Intendente Joaquín S. de Anchorena

Joaquín Samuel de Anchorena (1876–1961) was an Argentine lawyer and politician, noted for being mayor of Buenos Aires between 1910 and 1914.

Wikipedia: Joaquín Samuel de Anchorena (EN)

465 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Iglesia San Juan Bautista

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Iglesia San Juan Bautista

The Church of San Juan Bautista, known at the end of the nineteenth century as "San Juan de los franceses", because it was frequented by the French community of Buenos Aires, where they showed special devotion to an image of San Bernardo, is a Catholic church located on Alsina Street, on the corner of Piedras, in the neighborhood of Monserrat, in Buenos Aires. The primitive church was built in 1654, given its poor condition it was rebuilt in 1719. It was completely rebuilt in 1767, demolished in 1778 to build the current construction, completed in 1797. In 1942 it was declared a National Historic Monument by decree of the PEN. It was also known as the "church of the Basques", because the Betharramite or "Bayonese" fathers who managed it carried out their apostolate for the Basque community.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Buenos Aires) (ES)

296 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Club Español

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The Spanish Club is located at 172/78 Bernardo de Irigoyen Street, meters from the intersection between Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo, in the neighborhood of Monserrat, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Club Español (Buenos Aires) (ES)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Cataratas del Iguazú, Misiones

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The monument to the Iguazu Falls is located in the Province of Misiones square, on the corner of Avenida de Mayo and 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires (Argentina). It is located in one of the most central points of the city, a few blocks from the Obelisk and the Casa Rosada. It was inaugurated on December 11, 2013.

Wikipedia: Monumento a las cataratas del Iguazú (ES)

99 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Andrés Guacurarí y Artigas

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Andrés Guacurarí, Andrés Guasurarí or Andrés Guaçurarí y Artigas, known as Comandante Andresito, was a Guaraní missionary military officer and caudillo. He was one of the first federal caudillos of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. Of Guaraní origin, he governed between 1815 and 1819 the Province of the Missions, of which the current Argentine province of the same name is only a remnant. He was one of the most faithful collaborators of the general of the Banda Oriental José Gervasio Artigas, who sponsored him and adopted him as a son; allowing him to sign as Andrés Artigas.

Wikipedia: Andresito Guazurarí (ES)

333 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: San Miguel Arcángel

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Church of San Miguel de Arcángel is a Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, declared a national historic monument in 1983.

Wikipedia: Church of San Miguel de Arcangel (Buenos Aires) (EN)

348 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Lisandro de la Torre

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Lisandro de la Torre

The Monument to Lisandro de la Torre is a sculpture made in his honor, located in the neighborhood of San Nicolás in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Lisandro de la Torre (ES)

553 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Basílica Nuestra Señora de La Merced

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Our Lady of Mercy Church of Buenos Aires is an Argentine Catholic church. It is located on Calle Reconquista corner of Tte. Gen. Juan Domingo Perón Street, in the neighborhood of San Nicolas in Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Our Lady of Mercy Church (Buenos Aires) (EN)

908 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 11: Buque Museo Fragata A.R.A. 'Presidente Sarmiento'

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ARA Presidente Sarmiento is a museum ship in Argentina, originally built as a training ship for the Argentine Navy and named after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina. It is considered to be the last intact cruising training ship from the 1890s.

Wikipedia: ARA Presidente Sarmiento (EN)

431 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Aduana

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The Buenos Aires Customs House (Aduana) is a government building and architectural landmark in the Montserrat section of Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Buenos Aires Customs (EN)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Plaza de las Armas Ejército Argentino

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Plaza de las Armas Ejército Argentino Unknown authorUnknown author / CC BY 4.0

The Argentine Army is the land force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military service of Argentina. Under the Argentine Constitution, the president of Argentina is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, exercising his or her command authority through the Minister of Defense.

Wikipedia: Argentine Army (EN)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: M4 Sherman

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The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers. It was also the basis of several other armored fighting vehicles including self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers, and armored recovery vehicles. Tens of thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Wikipedia: M4 Sherman (EN)

339 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Antigua Sede del Congreso Nacional

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Antigua Sede del Congreso Nacional

The Old National Congress is the first headquarters of the Congress of the Argentine Nation, inaugurated in 1864 by President Bartolomé Mitre and closed in 1905, when the sessions were moved to the current Palace of Congress. It was located in Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of the current Balcarce and Hipólito Yrigoyen streets, meters from the Casa Rosada, seat of the Executive Power.

Wikipedia: Antiguo Congreso Nacional (Argentina) (ES)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Plazoleta San Francisco

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The Basilica and Convent of San Francisco de Asís is a Catholic temple located at 380 Alsina Street, in the historic center of the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Monserrat neighborhood. It belonged to the Franciscan order, the first to receive a piece of land in the settlement founded by Juan de Garay in 1580.

Wikipedia: Basílica de San Francisco (Buenos Aires) (ES)

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Pink House

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Pink House Unknown / CC BY 2.5 ar

The Casa Rosada, literally the Pink House, is the president of the Argentine Republic's official workplace, located in Buenos Aires. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno. Normally, the president lives at the Quinta de Olivos, the president of Argentina's official residence, located in Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires. The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and it is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina.

Wikipedia: Casa Rosada (EN), Website

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano

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Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse (1848-1913) Photo by w:es:Usuario:Barcex. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano is a landmark of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located at Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Casa Rosada. It depicts General Manuel Belgrano holding the Flag of Argentina, and it is made of bronze over a pedestal of granite.

Wikipedia: Equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano (EN)

356 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Casa de la Cultura de la Ciudad

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The Buenos Aires House of Culture is an architectural landmark in the Montserrat section of the Argentine capital.

Wikipedia: Buenos Aires House of Culture (EN)

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Metropolitan Cathedral

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Metropolitan CathedralDennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, officially called Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (EN), Website

233 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Cabildo de Buenos Aires

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Cabildo de Buenos Aires Unknown authorUnknown author / CC BY 4.0

The Cabildo of Buenos Aires is the public building in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that was used as a seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.

Wikipedia: Cabildo of Buenos Aires (EN), Website

236 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: Julio Argentino Roca

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The Monument to Julio Argentino Roca, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a work made up of three bronze sculptures on a base of polished red granite. Inaugurated in 1941, it honors Lieutenant General Julio Argentino Roca (1843–1914), Argentine politician, military and statesman, architect of the Conquest of the Desert, twice President of the Argentine Nation and representative of the so-called Generation of the Eighties that led Argentine politics for more than thirty years.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Julio Argentino Roca (Buenos Aires) (ES)

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Edificio Otto Wulff

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Otto Wulff building is a historic building of Buenos Aires. It is located in the corner of Belgrano and Peru, neighborhood of Monserrat.

Wikipedia: Otto Wulff Building (EN)

61 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés

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Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés

The San Andrés Presbyterian Church is a Christian church whose origin dates back to the arrival of Scottish settlers in Argentina at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Wikipedia: Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés (ES)

436 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 25: Juan B. Ambrosetti ethnographic museum

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Juan B. Ambrosetti ethnographic museum

The Juan B. Ambrosetti Museum of Ethnography is an Argentine museum overseen by the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and located in Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Juan B. Ambrosetti Museum of Ethnography (EN), Website

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: La Trastienda Club

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La Trastienda Club is a prominent café-concert style venue in Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: La Trastienda Club (EN), Website

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Basílica Nuestra Señora del Rosario

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Basílica Nuestra Señora del Rosario

The Santo Domingo Convent, or Basilic of Our Lady of the Rosary and Convent of Santo Domingo is a convent for Our Lady of the Rosary located in the Monserrat neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Built during the colonial times, it was the scenario of a military conflict during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata. It holds as well the tomb of the Argentine national hero Manuel Belgrano.

Wikipedia: Santo Domingo Convent (EN)

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 28: Casa Mínima

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In the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the minimum house is known as a dwelling located at number 380 of Pasaje San Lorenzo, neighborhood of San Telmo. With only 3.27 meters wide and 13 meters deep, it has the particularity of being the narrowest in the city.

Wikipedia: La casa mínima (ES)

765 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 29: Museo Argentino del Títere

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The Argentine Puppet Museum is a museum founded on November 5, 1983, from a collection of different types of puppets and material related to this art. Located at 902 Piedras Street, San Telmo neighborhood, Buenos Aires, it is managed through financial self-management.

Wikipedia: Museo Argentino del Títere (ES), Website


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