Jewels Off the Beaten Path

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Discover the architectural jewels of Buenos Aires outside of published guidebooks and traditional highlights that most tourists miss!

In this distinctive walking tour, first we will connect some unique spots that are not in the touristic circuit. Then, you will enjoy discovering the jewels of a neighborhood (not listed in guidebooks) that you would never have the opportunity to explore without knowing a local.

We will visit the following:

The second most-beautiful book shop in the world: an old theater that was converted into a book shop. A prominent British periodical named it second in its 2008 list of the World’s Ten Best Bookshops. Just stepping inside this former grand theater will take your breath away.

A massive Victorian structure that many people stop and look at in wonder: A fantastic palace of more than 300,000 lustrous, multicolored tiles and glazed and enamel bricks.

An incredible large shopping mall that used to be the city’s central wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The original art deco building & structure remain largely untouched.

Impressive buildings with a variety of architectural styles (including art nouveau).

The area of Carlos Gardel – the most famous tango singer in history- : House facades and shops covered in “fileteado” artwork. A creative art, one-of-a-kind, full of vivid colored ornaments and symmetries that became a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The style of painting associated with Buenos Aires that has much to do with tango and that have been part of the culture of the Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) since the beginnings of the 20th century.

Carlos Gardel museum (closed on Tuesdays): The chorizo (sausage) style house where he lived.

Also, expect to view creative street art and murals painted by local artists, a tango clothes and shoes store, Argentine crafts, etc. for a most memorable experience.

No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a visit to these fabulous places.


People who like architecture, history, art, culture.




This tour includes uncommonly visited city landmarks that deviate from your typical tourist locations. Because we enter several buildings that we visit, you will get an extra personal experience of each place that most large walking tours won’t be able to offer.

Availability: Tours run every day (except on some holidays). On Monday through Saturday the tour starts on or after 10:00 a.m; on Sundays it starts on or after 12:00 p.m.  Booking ahead is required.

Duration: 2½ hours (approximately)

Price: US$30 p/p (Discount for students). Small group tour.

Meet:  We will meet at a street corner in Recoleta neighborhood: Santa Fe Avenue at the corner of Callao Avenue outside the McDonald’s.

To get to the meeting point you can take a taxi or subway line “D” (green color). If you take the subway get off at “Callao” station. Walk 3 blocks to Santa Fe Ave.Map

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