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Avenida 9 De Julio

Avenida 9 De Julio: Our most recommended tours and activities

Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

On this 3-hour tour you’ll have the opportunity to see the main site of Buenos Aires. Begin at the Plaza de Mayo or May Square, the site of the most important historical events since the city’s founding. Your guide will show you the most important buildings and monuments and tell you about the square’s history. Then enjoy Avenida de Mayo (May Avenue) and marvel at the atmosphere of San Telmo, the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and explore its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Feel the beat of the original Argentinian tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Walk along Caminito Street and watch the dancers and browse the shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Experience the modernization of the city as you travel along Madero Port and see its docks that are home to large office buildings and an array of dining venues. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and then on to Palermo, the most exclusive residential area in Buenos Aires. Later, in Recoleta, you’ll see the cemetery that is the final resting place of Eva Peron. Wander through the cemetery to locate her burial site.

Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

2. Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

Discover the most representative sites of the districts of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. San Telmo neighborhood is one of the oldest districts, known for its vibrant tango and arts scene, its antique markets and 19th-century decorations. Puerto Madero is the most modern part of the city with the revolving bridge of Puente de la Mujer, representing a couple dancing the Tango.  At Plaza de Mayo, admire the Metropolitan Cathedral, the colonial town hall of The Cabildo, and the Casa Rosada, the official residence of the President of Argentina. Then, walk to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires in the center of Avenida 9 de Julio, erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, and finish the walking tour in front of the Colon Theater.  The Colon Theater is considered one of the 5 best opera houses in the world for its size, acoustics, and trajectory. You can choose to add a 50-minute guided tour of the Colon Theater. Admire the stunning auditorium, main foyer, Gallery of Busts, and Golden Hall. Marvel at the stunning details of the building's stairs, sculptures, ceilings, stained glass, and more.  You can choose to add a visit to the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires). Board a public bus to the Palermo neighborhood to enter the museum that collects, preserves, studies, and disseminates Latin American art in all mediums. See approximately 400 works of art at your own pace and take the time to explore each room at leisure. You can choose to add a visit to the Teatro Colón and the MALBA. Your guide will wait for you while you take the guided tour of the theater before escorting you to the MALBA. 

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

3. Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

After pickup from your hotel or the meeting point, begin with a walk through the history of Buenos Aires. Discover the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo, and Recoleta, where you can see large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions emblematic of the splendor of Buenos Aires' high society of the early 20th century. Continuing towards the center of the city, pass by the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue and the Colon Theater and the Obelisk. You will then reach the Plaza de Mayo, where the city was founded in 1580. Stop for 20 minutes to see the Government House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continuing towards the south of the city, you will visit the suburbs, where you can breathe the air of tango in its birthplace: San Telmo. Visit the neighborhood of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located, La Bombonera, home of Club Atlético Boca Juniors. Enjoy a 15-minute stop. In the neighborhood of La Boca you can also admire the colorful houses known as "conventillos", homes to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, and also the picturesque street Caminitom, where you will have 20 minutes to take in the colors and Bohemian spirit. To finish the tour, visit the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, completely restored since 1990 and featuring one of the most varied gastronomic areas of Buenos Aires. At the end of tour, you can stay in Puerto Madero or be dropped off at select destinations in downtown Buenos Aires. If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero Port to experience a short boat tour with incredible panoramic views of Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata. See a plethora of green spaces from the river including the Ecological Reserve, as well as iconic skyscrapers and different buildings. Head to the observation deck and take in the breathtaking views. Snap some photos of the Buenos Aires skyline. The ride will take about 25 minutes, and the boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.

Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

4. Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

Start the tour in San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, street lighting (known as "faroles"), cobblestones, old buildings, and original decor add to the unique bohemian atmosphere of the place. Sundays are the busiest days as the street market comes to life around Plaza Dorrego. Explore the San Telmo market and browse through the shops selling meat, vegetables, and other groceries. Most of them offer local gastronomy and specialties from all over the world. You will also taste some delicious empanadas. Continue along Defensa Street, in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood, and reach the park. Take the bus to La Boca neighborhood, known for the Boca Juniors stadium and the colorful Caminito Street. Be enchanted by street tango dancing and singing performances and learn how tango, soccer, and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Onboard another bus, enjoy the views of the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero until you reach the Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires, and the political heart of Argentina. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the colonial City Hall, and the Casa Rosada, the seat of the executive power. After touring the square, head to the Obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. Be a part of this incredible metropolis, going through the real experience of the daily life of an Argentine citizen, and walk along the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments, and streets will show the changes that the city has undergone since its foundation. Arrive in the Recoleta neighborhood by subway and see beautiful architecture, a large number of museums, elegant cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues, and shopping malls. Visit the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of most of the aristocratic families of the country and of well-known historical figures such as Eva Duarte Perón. Optional: After touring the cemetery, take a bus to the Montserrat neighborhood and visit the Barolo Palace, inaugurated in 1923 and declared a National Historic Monument. Its architecture has rigorous symbolism and includes numerous analogies and references to the Divine Comedy, by the poet Dante Alighieri. The tour ends with a visit to a beautiful viewpoint at the top of the Barolo Palace, with views of the Plaza Congreso, Avenida de Mayo, and its surroundings. Here we can relax at the bar located on the rooftop, having a drink and enjoying a snack.

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What people are saying about Avenida 9 De Julio

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4.6 / 5

based on 513 reviews

A really fabulous tour with guide Enrique who was so very knowledgeable and accommodating of all questions. It gave a great in-depth insight into the history of Buenos Aires through its various periods of development from its formation to the city it is today! Highly recommend the tour and the amazing Enrique!! Muchísimas gracias!!

Great introduction to this splendid city. Our guide, Enrique, is a charming and knowledgeable gentleman who obviously loves Buenos Aires.

Romina was an excellent guide. Great way to get an idea of the city & what to go back and visit again

Our tour guide was great and vary knowledgeable about the city and the locations we visited.

It was a good way to see the city. We took the bus and we’re able to walk in core parts.