When we arrive in a new city, a walking tour is a great way to get introduced to the city and get oriented to special sights. Paid walking tours are available in most cities and can cost from $5 to $15 per person. In many places we are able to find free walking tours. There are two basic types of free walking tours.
Notable in Buenos Aires
It’s difficult to choose, but here are some of the notable sights in Buenos Aires.
La Boca, Buenos Aires
In the late 1800’s, many of the working class Spanish and Italian immigrants who came to Buenos Aires settled in this neighborhood (photos) on the south side of Buenos Aires. They worked in the meat packing plants and in the shipyards around the Riachuelo river.
San Telmo, Buenos Aires
San Telmo (photos) is one of BA’s most historically rich neighborhoods. Its narrow cobbled streets and beautifully aging colonial buildings give it a charming and comfortable feel. It sits just to the south of the city center and is host to many tango parlors and cafes.
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
Puerto Madero (photos) began operating as the main commercial port for Buenos Aires in 1897. It is located very near to Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House. It gets its name from its designer, Eduardo Madero. Only 30 years later it was replaced by Puerto Nuevo. For the next 50 years Puerto Madero was left to deteriorate.