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Buena Onda Free Tour

Junin 1892 - Pilar Church | Recoleta Square, Buenos Aires 1024, Argentina
+54 9 11 5945-2130
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Ranked #33 of 338 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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English first
Tampa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Hi, last week i was walking over the beautiful cimetery in Buenos Aires and saw the Buena Onda Free Walking guides! I only wanted to ask them when the tour normaly starts so that i could join a other day... But they invited me to join them immediatly because the tour had only just begun. At the beginning i thougt,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was recommended this tour by a fellow traveler at my hostel. Recoleta is a nice part of Buenos Aires with a lot of history. Both Gabriel and Carolina were there at the Pilar Church early. There was no need to book, just turn up. I was the only tourist at first and I thought they may wish to cancel,... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Carolina & Gabriel are wonderful tour guides and their fun & interesting knowledge of not only the Recoleta cemetery but also the surrounding area made our 3rd day in Buenos Aires one to remember always....thank you guys! PS the tour is free but these 2 lovely people definitely deserved a jolly good tip :-)

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Oceanside, California
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24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I showed up Sunday @ 3:45pm in front of Pilar Church Sept 1, and was my lucky day b/c no one else showed up so I got a 2 hour free guided tour with Gabriel. Great English speaking skills, very knowledgeable about Recoleta in general, and the cemetary, and surrounding area. He was fun tourguide. This is a great introduction... More

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