Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 8.9 km
Ascend 101 m
Descend 116 m

Explore Ciudad Autónoma de 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.

Individual Sights in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Sight 1: 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

912 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: 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

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Carlos Gardel

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Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel was a French-born Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world. Described variously as a baritone or tenor because of his wide vocal range, he was known for his rich voice and dramatic phrasing. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Wikipedia: Carlos Gardel (EN)

687 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Parque de la Estación

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The Park of the Station is a public green space that is located between the Díaz Vélez Avenue and Juan Domingo, Anchorena and Gallo, in the Balvanera neighborhood, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was built on the grounds of the eleven station of September of the Sarmiento Railway and the recovery of the railway shed that is in its immediate Law No. 5734 will be sanctioned, from the legislative project presented by Deputy Carlos Tomada. On the conceptual basis that will be carried out by Lic. In Design of the Fabio Márquez landscape, including in the law its formulation from the participatory design and management, vegetating it with Native Rioplatense flora, recognizing as cultural heritage built the railway constructions of the nineteenth century and the mention of the concept of sustainability as a conceptual framework for the entire park. The works began in August 2017, being inaugurated on June 16, 2019 with the presence of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, head of the city.

Wikipedia: Parque de la Estación (ES)

652 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Plaza Miserere

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Plaza Miserere is one of the main plazas (squares) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located alongside the Once de Septiembre Station of the Ferrocarril Domingo Faustino Sarmiento in the heart of the Balvanera neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Plaza Miserere (EN)

1259 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 6: Plaza Primero de Mayo

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Plaza Primero de Mayo is a square of Buenos Aires, Argentina, located in the neighborhood of Balvanera.

Wikipedia: Plaza Primero de Mayo (EN)

810 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: Confitería El Molino

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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

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Kilómetro Cero

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Kilometer zero is a monolith that symbolizes the starting point of Argentina's road network. It is located in Buenos Aires in Plaza Mariano Moreno, and not, as is erroneously believed, in its neighboring Plaza del Congreso.

Wikipedia: Argentina km 0 (ES)

7 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Alfredo Palacios

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Alfredo Palacios

Alfredo Lorenzo Palacios was an Argentine socialist politician.

Wikipedia: Alfredo Palacios (EN)

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: The Thinker

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The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, situated atop a stone pedestal. The work depicts a nude male figure of heroic size sitting on a rock. He is seen leaning over, his right elbow placed on his left thigh, holding the weight of his chin on the back of his right hand. The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

Wikipedia: The Thinker (EN)

90 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Mariano Moreno

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Mariano Moreno

Mariano Moreno was an Argentine lawyer, journalist, and politician. He played a decisive role in the Primera Junta, the first national government of Argentina, created after the May Revolution.

Wikipedia: Mariano Moreno (EN)

214 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: José Manuel Estrada

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José Manuel Estrada

José Manuel Estrada was an Argentine professor, writer, politician, intellectual and eminent orator, representative of Catholic thought.

Wikipedia: José Manuel Estrada (pensador) (ES)

1 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 13: Plaza Lorea

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Plaza del Congreso is a public park facing the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. The plaza is part of a 3 hectare open space comprising three adjoining plazas to the east of the Congress building. The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the plaza.

Wikipedia: Plaza del Congreso (EN)

71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Plazoleta del Mercado Modelo

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Plazoleta del Mercado Modelo

The Mercado Modelo was a shopping mall that was located in front of the Plaza Lorea in Buenos Aires. Its short existence ended with the opening of Avenida de Mayo, when it was demolished. In 1883 the Nuevo Modelo Market was inaugurated on the corner of Sarmiento and Montevideo streets, which operated until its demolition in 1889. Today its place is taken by Paseo La Plaza.

Wikipedia: Mercado Modelo (Buenos Aires) (ES)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Edificio La Inmobiliaria

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Edificio La Inmobiliaria

The La Inmobiliaria Building is a neo-Renaissance style building inaugurated in 1910 and built for the insurance company of the same name, founded by Antonio Devoto. It has two twin reddish domes, one at each corner, that characterize it. It is located in the neighborhood of Monserrat, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wikipedia: Edificio La Inmobiliaria (ES)

93 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Palacio Barolo

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Palacio Barolo is a landmark office building, located at 1370 Avenida de Mayo, in the neighborhood of Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It stood as Buenos Aires' tallest building for more than a decade until the construction of the Kavanagh Building in 1936. Its twin brother, Palacio Salvo, is a building designed and erected in Eclectic style, built by the same architect in Montevideo.

Wikipedia: Palacio Barolo (EN)

498 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Patio de las Palmeras

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Patio de las Palmeras

The building of the Central Department of the Argentine Federal Police is the headquarters of that police force, located in the neighborhood of Monserrat, belonging to commune 1 of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered a National Historic Monument by the National Commission of Monuments, Places and Historical Assets.

Wikipedia: Departamento Central de la Policía Federal Argentina (edificio) (ES)

593 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 18: Plaza Monserrat

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Monserrat or Montserrat is a neighbourhood in the east of the Buenos Aires CBD. The district features some of the most important public buildings in Buenos Aires, including city hall, the city legislature, Casa Rosada, the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires and the Libertador Building, among others.

Wikipedia: Monserrat, Buenos Aires (EN)

596 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: 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

1458 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 20: Casa Mínima

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

Wikipedia: La casa mínima (ES)


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