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Buenos Aires - Recoleta Part 1: The palaces of Alvear Avenue

Recoleta Part 1: The palaces of Alvear Avenue

(77 reviews)
Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
45 mins

About the tour

Crossing July 9th Avenue , Arroyo street turns into Alvear, a unique street with mansions, embassies, top notch stores and five star hotels; Alvear street , although locals call it an avenue. Walking the heart of Recoleta neighbourhood we will learn about the glorious past of this classic place, once called the Paris of the South.

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

Christy J.

29 March 2021

There were long silences as he walked from one place to another. It was interesting once he arrived at a point and began to talk about it, but there was no interesting patter as he walked from one place to the next.

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

29 March 2021

Wonderful Tour

Jennie 🇬🇧 S.

25 March 2021

This was really interesting and a really different part of Buenos Aires. I love touring with Fabian!

Gill C.

25 March 2021

Fabian always delivers a good trip. It was nice to see a different part of Buenos Aires last night.

Orlean M.

25 March 2021

Learning the history of the palaces was interesting. Also, knowing that all but one of the 5 main palaces are now hotels makes me curious what the rooms look like and how much they are. Two hundred dollars a night, is expensive to me, but they are apparently 5 star hotels. Thank you, Fabian, for great information.

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