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Buenos Aires - Retiro, North of Buenos Aires: The Most Beautiful Square & An Open Wound.

Retiro, North of Buenos Aires: The Most Beautiful Square & An Open Wound.

(55 reviews)
Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
45 mins

About the tour

This time we will head to the north side of the city, visiting San Martin square , the prettiest square of Buenos Aaires and surrounded by an eclectic architecture, including the two biggest"houses". The twisting Arroyo street will delight us with art galleries and speakeasies and finally we will learn about 1992 terrorist attack at the Embassy of Israel building, visiting its memorial.

Meet your local guide


Almost a decade ago, Fabian kickstarted his career as a tour guide after leaving a cushiony corporate role as an HR Manager. Since then, he has enjoyed spinning exciting stories to travelers and taking them through one of the most European cities of Latin America. Through his lens, you will discover the city that's home to the widest avenue, the widest river, and brimming with people who love football. Buenos Aires was a British colony for a little over a month, but it carries with it a hint of different cultures. "Argentineans are Italians who speak Spanish but they think they live in France!" Fabian laughs. Through his tours, you might hear him sing a tango (or humming to U2’s “With or Without You”), learn a couple of magic tricks (fun fact: he's an amateur magician!), and check out yerba mate, a super healthy herbal tea that's a local popularity. "Being a tour guide is a bit like a teacher, and I enjoy telling stories. Buenos Aires is full of stories, bizarre, strange, hard to believe stories," he says.

Fabian has been guiding since Jan 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Buenos Aires with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Buenos Aires. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.

22 March 2021

I love the tours in Buenos Aires and always feel like I am there with Fabian. The Square was indeed beautiful and I enjoyed having a peek at the art galleries we passed. The memorial for the Israeli Embassy was very moving but I like the concept of the trees representing lives remembered. Hopefully they will continue to grow with strength.

Maurice L.

17 March 2021

Hi. Interesting trip, looking forward to others in different areas of the city. Sometimes difficult for guide to answer questions on chat facility - not the guide's fault, I suspect it's due to number of guests on the trip!

Sam S.

16 March 2021

We love your tours Fabian. You provide good information and your tours are nice and relaxed. Some guides rush their tours and don’t give us enough time to take pictures so it’s frustrating. But your tours are great. We have booked all your future tours. All the best from Sam S. 😀

Suzanne C.

16 March 2021

Fabian is super!

Jennie S.

16 March 2021

Fabian always gives great tours. He showed us some lovely buildings and some gorgeous Lamposts! Then we saw some great art. It ended with a bit of sadness because of the area where the bomb went off. He is always sensitive in the way he shows these thing. A great tour. Thank you Fabian

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