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Buena Onda Free Tour

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Address: Junin 1892 - Pilar Church | Recoleta Square, Buenos Aires 1024, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 9 11 5945-2130
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: FREE WALKING TOURS! English - Espanol - Francais - Portugues. During our...
FREE WALKING TOURS! English - Espanol - Francais - Portugues. During our 2-hour walk we show you the highlights of RECOLETA, a residential district with a huge historical and architectural background, and also the Recoleta Cemetery, the 3rd most important cemetery in the world due to its architectural and sculptural heritage. Visit our website, check our schedule and let us know the date you will join us. Find us in red T-shirts or badges that say "Buena onda Free Tour".
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A must do in Buenos Aires

We turned up for the Sunday tour just outside the Pilar Church beside Recoleta cemetery. Despite the fact that there were only two of us Gabriel went ahead with the tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We turned up for the Sunday tour just outside the Pilar Church beside Recoleta cemetery. Despite the fact that there were only two of us Gabriel went ahead with the tour and brought us on a fantastic personalized trip around the Recoleta and the impressive mansions on Alvear Avenue. I can't recommend the tour enough. Gabriel was professional yet friendly... More 

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Manila
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We took the cemetery tour with Gabriel and this is one of the best I have done. the guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about Argentina and the history of the cemetery. it was obvious that so much research was done as very interesting anecdotes spiced up our interest in the place. we walked around the Recoleta... More 

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Sydney
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On an extremely hot Friday afternoon in January a group of us joined Buena Onda Free Tours for a walking tour of Recoleta Cemetery and the surrounding area. The group was arranged through our Cruise Critic Roll Call as we were all embarking on a cruise to Antarctica and South America the next day. Without a guide, Recoleta Cemetery would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I joined the Recoleta tour one Sunday and there were a total of four in the group. Our guide was very informative, friendly and good at answering questions. The tour was also at a very good pace. By comparison, we later went on Buenos Aires Free Tour's city tour on a different day and the group was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Caroline's English is effortless and fluid. Her knowledge of the Recoleta neighborhood, cemetery and Argentina in general is extensive and apparent. People not on our tour kept asking her where different graves were and with a friendly smile she would point them in the right direction. Din't get lost in this huge cemetery!

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Sheffield
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I found this tour very good. The guide was knowledgable and very friendly - it would be quite hard to find some of the more interesting tombs in the cemetery, without a local guide to show you the way. She told us the history of many and varied buildings in the cemetery and elsewhere as well, and spoke outstanding english.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Carolina was a wonderful and very informative guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Recoleta cemetery. She showed us some interesting mausoleums and told the stories and background behind them. After the cemetery, we walked to view some of the old palaces that are still standing today. All together it was almost 2 hours that Carolina spent touring with... More 

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world
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We took the tour with Carolina on Nov 29th. Carolina gave an excellent 2.5 hour tour of the Recoleta cemetary and the mansions on the Recoleta neighborhood. Her English is very good and she is well versed in Argentine history. I enjoyed the tour thoroughly and recommend you to tip her well for her excellent work. She is a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were lucky enough to be the only ones to go on the tour this Saturday afternoon and it was a lovely way to spend the time. Gabriel and Carolina were enthusiastic and informative, spoke excellent English and provided useful bitesize information for people like us who had very limited knowledge of Argentinian history. They are very down to earth... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I have taken similar trips at various capital cities around the world and this one did not disappoint. The guides were very informative, speak very good english and brought along maps and pictures to enhance the experience. The tour starts at a very convenient time : 15:45 (taking into account the Buenos aires nightlife only ends in the morning after,... More 

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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.