The south of the city is linked to the foundation of Buenos Aires in the 16th Century and is where the oldest neighborhoods are located. Once the more prosperous part of town, it became the immigrant and working class district towards the end of the 1800s. We’ll start off at Plaza de Mayo, the historical center of the city; walk up
(San Telmo, Congreso, and Caminito in La Boca)
Avenida de Mayo and visit the Tortoni Café, the oldest café and a symbol of the city. We’ll take a short subway ride to the Congress building and later head towards the neighborhood of La Boca by ‘colectivo’ (public street bus). This used to be the Italian immigrants’ district, well-known for its brightly-colored, corrugated tin houses and very much linked to tango. From La Boca, we’ll take another ‘colectivo’ to near-by San Telmo, considered to be the old-quarters of the city. In San Telmo, we’ll discover nooks and crannies of one of the most historically interesting neighborhoods of the city, walk into old tenements that are now antique markets, down the cobble-stone streets, by the old Jesuit church and Plaza Dorrego, into the old San Telmo market, and more. Finishing point: Defensa St and Chile St (San Telmo)
(includes guide’s fee, subway fare and bus fares). Please pay Cristina in Cash (Dollars or Pesos). Finishes in San Telmo.
USD50 per person. Minimum 2 persons; Each Additional Person: USD 40
Pick up time:
Meet at Plaza de Mayo (Belgrano Monument near Pink House) or Apartment
Daily, subject to availability
Duration: 3 1/2 Hours. Walking Distance: 1 1/2 miles approx.