THREE UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN BUENOS AIRES

Things to do in buenos aires

TAKE A BUS RIDE THROUGH THE LIFE OF POPE FRANCIS

The tour starts at the San José de Flores Basílica the church Pope Francis, then Jorge Mario Bergoglio, attended when he was young and where at the age of 17 he answered His call to become a priest.

The bus will take you off the beaten path through the neighborhoods of Flores, Villa Devoto, Agronomía all the way to Plaza de Mayo. You will discover where Pope Francis lived, studied and worked as a priest. You will see sumptuous churches and modest homes, while you listen to anecdotes about his journey from Archbishop to Pope.

The “Circuito Papal” tour is available in Spanish only, every Saturday & Sunday at 9 am and 15 pm. Click here to book it for free at the BA government’s website. If you do not understand Spanish click here to contact us and we will do a customized tour, just for you!

TAKE A WALK IN COLEGIALES APPRECIATING STREET ART

The tour starts at the edge of Palermo, in the neighborhood of Colegiales where the first street art festival took place back in 2011 and ends at Graffitimundo’s upcoming art gallery in Palermo Hollywood.

You will contemplate graffiti’s of both guest and local artists while discovering little gems like white handkerchiefs at the top of a park honoring the “Mother’s of the Plaza de Mayo” or a huge tridimensional portrait of Frida Kahlo at the entrance of a nightclub. You will learn about Buenos Aires’ history through the social and political expressions of urban contemporary art.

The “Graffitimundo” tour is available in both Spanish and English. Click here to book it for free and in Spanish at the BA government’s website (one Sunday per month). If you do not understand Spanish, click here to book it at Graffitimundo (price ranges between U$D 20-30 per person).

LISTEN AND LEARN ABOUT TANGO IN ABASTO

Within one block you will get to see, hear and feel the birth and evolution of Tango. Starting at a theater where Carlos Gardel used to sing and ending two blocks away at the house Carlos Gardel used to live in, the alley hosts statues of our most renowned singers and composers.

You will get to know Aníbal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla, Roberto Goyeneche, Tita Merello, Alberto Castillo and Osvaldo Pugliese’s work and thanks to YouTube you shall be able to enjoy their music.

You will also take a glimpse at the Mercado del Abasto, nowadays a shopping mall formerly the city’s central food market back in the 20th Century. In the outside you will see Milo Locket’s cheerful art.

The “Tango & Abasto” tour is available in both Spanish only at the BA government’s website for free. If you do not understand Spanish click here to contact us and we will do a customized tour, just for you!