Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 10 km
Ascend 303 m
Descend 292 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: Centro Cultural Islámico Rey Fahd

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The Islamic Cultural Center "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd in Argentina" is a mosque and center for Islamic culture located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is named after King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

Wikipedia: King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center (EN), Website

752 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: La última canción de una cigarra

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La última canción de una cigarra

Félix Charpentier was a French sculptor. His work was part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Wikipedia: Félix Charpentier (EN)

624 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: El beso

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El besoRicardo Martins from Gent, Belgium / CC BY 2.0

The monument "El Beso" is located in the neighborhood of Palermo in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, within the Park "El Rosedal".

Wikipedia: El Beso (Baptiste Gask) (ES), Website

789 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Plaza Intendente Francisco Seeber

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Plaza Intendente Francisco Seeber

Francisco Seeber was an Argentine military officer, businessman and Mayor of Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Francisco Seeber (EN)

388 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Photograph: Leon Perskie Scan: FDR Presidential Library & Museum / CC BY 2.0

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was a member of the Democratic Party and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. His initial two terms were centered on combating the Great Depression, while his third and fourth saw him shift his focus to America's involvement in World War II.

Wikipedia: Franklin D. Roosevelt (EN)

1230 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 6: 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 7: 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)

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

1530 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 10: Jardín Japonés

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The Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens are a public space administered by the non-profit Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are among the largest Japanese gardens in the world outside Japan.

Wikipedia: Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens (EN), Website

1248 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 11: Marino de la Armada Argentina

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Marino de la Armada Argentina Unknown authorUnknown author / CC BY 2.5 ar

The Argentine Navy is the navy of Argentina. It is one of the three branches of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic, together with the Army and the Air Force.

Wikipedia: Argentine Navy (EN)

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: San Martín National Institute

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San Martín National Institute Colegio Heráldico de Argentina (original emblem) ScolopendraJazz (PNG image) / CC BY 4.0

The San Martín National Institute is a cultural foundation in Buenos Aires dedicated to the legacy of General José de San Martín, the Liberator of Argentina, Chile, and Perú.

Wikipedia: San Martín National Institute (EN)

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 13: Soldado del Ejército Argentino

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Soldado del 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)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Piloto de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina

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Piloto de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina Unknown authorUnknown author / CC BY 4.0

The Argentine Air Force is the air force of Argentina and branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic. In 2018, it had 13,837 military and 6,900 civilian personnel. FAA commander in chief is general Xavier Isaac.

Wikipedia: Argentine Air Force (EN)

417 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Museo del Automóvil Club Argentino

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Museo del Automóvil Club Argentino

The Argentine Automobile Club is Argentina's largest automobile association.

Wikipedia: Argentine Automobile Club (EN)

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: National Library Mariano Moreno

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National Library Mariano Moreno

The Mariano Moreno National Library, better known as the National Library, is the most important library in Argentina. It was created in 1810 by the First Board as a public library in the Cabildo de Buenos Aires. The library was nationalized later and framed within the Executive Power. In 1996, he was granted the character of decentralized and autarkic organism and it was established that its objectives are "guarding, increasing, preserving, registering and disseminating the printed memory of the culture" of the country. Its main headquarters is located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta.

Wikipedia: Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina (ES), Website, Instagram

275 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Monumento a Bartolomé Mitre

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The Monumento ecuestre a Bartolomé Mitre located on Plaza Mitre, a landmark in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was raised in honor of Bartolomé Mitre (1821-1906).

Wikipedia: Monument to Bartolomé Mitre (EN)

658 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 18: Floralis Genérica

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Floralis Genérica is a sculpture made of steel and aluminum located in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires, a gift to the city by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. Catalano once said that the flower "is a synthesis of all the flowers and, at the same time, a hope reborn every day at opening." It was created in 2002. The sculpture was designed to move, closing its petals in the evening and opening them in the morning.

Wikipedia: Floralis Genérica (EN)

601 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: Dinámica del viento

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Wind dynamics is a drawing made by Emilio Petorutti in 1915. It belongs to the series of abstract drawings to the carboncillo that the artist elaborated in Europe between 1914 and 1916, such as, for example, Force Centripete, Espansione Dinamica and Nello Spazio movement. These abstract works are related to futuristic searches because they study the problem of spatial dynamics. To understand this work it is necessary to know that Pettoruti reached the abstract language through two different paths. On the one hand, according to Marcelo Pacheco, working “directly the feeling of dynamics in the abstract space, and not as an observation of an object in motion in the real space. It is about studying the strength and expansion of energy in a space-time continuum without looking for a support that materializes it. ” On the other hand, through their meticulous and personal analysis of the Florentine and Venetian Renaissance teachers. The Argentine artist analyzed the Italian works by subverting the traditional learning practice based on the mere copy and proposing an unprecedented rereading of the underlying formal and compositional principles.

Wikipedia: Dinámica del viento (ES)

740 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 20: 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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