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Private City Tour And Visit To Antiquarians

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Buenos Aires
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The antique shops of San Telmo are by their own right one of Buenos Aires most fascinating attractions. Besides visiting the citys most renowned attractions, and paying a visit to San Telmos charming antique shops, . .
Country: Argentina
City: Buenos Aires
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour
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The antique shops of San Telmo are by their own right one of Buenos Aires’ most fascinating attractions. Besides visiting the city’s most renowned attractions, and paying a visit to San Telmo’s charming antique shops, we’ll get to know Juan Carlos Pallarols’ workshop, one of the most renowned silversmiths in the world.

Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, which concentrates on the fundamental institutions of Argentine political life. There, we visit the Pink House, the Cabildo, the primitive town hall, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Next, we’ll walk the cobbled streets of San Telmo, once the residential district favored by the upper classes that after long years of abandonment and marginalization is now booming again as one of the city’s coolest spots, thanks to its cool, Bohemian atmosphere. We’ll visit some of its famed antique shops as well as the very typical Plaza Dorrego, where every Sunday a traditional antique fair is held, where you can find anything from antiques to memorabilia to old clothes and dusty magazines. In San, Telmo lies Juan Carlos Pallarols’ workshop, the country’s greatest specialist in Colonial silverworks. Pallarols has received commissions from personalities such as Prince Phillip and King Juan Carlos II of Spain, Máxima Zorreguieta, François Mitterrand, and Nelson Mandela, among others.

Next, we visit La Boca, strongly shaped by the working-class Italian immigrants, who settled there during the last decades of the 19th century. Their festive spirit can still be felt in the peculiar buildings the immigrants erected with any leftover materials they could find, like tin and paint from the nearby shipyards. We’ll walk across Caminito Street, which sums up the most distinctive aspects of La Boca: its passion for Tango, art, and soccer.

Puerto Madero is a rather contrasting port district: built-in 1991 on a huge plot of land, formerly Buenos Aires’ first deep water port, nowadays it gathers the trendiest restaurants and nightclubs, the most modern hotels, and the most ambitious real-estate ventures.

Traveling northwards, we make a short stop at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín. Around the square, we can see some of Buenos Aire's most illustrious buildings. Once in Recoleta, we visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era, and is surprisingly well-preserved, and adjacent to it, the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, one of the city’s most characteristic attractions, for its splendid funeral monuments and the personalities it hosts.

Our journey ends at the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods). With over 50 hectares of woods and parks designed by renowned French landscape architect Charles Thays for the May Revolution Centennial, Palermo is Buenos Aires’ main source of fresh air. Next to the woods, we can find the sumptuous French palaces where the wealthier classes used to live in the early 20th century.

Itinerary: Montserrat, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Retiro, Recoleta, Palermo.

Approximate duration: 4 hours.

Included Service:

• Bilingual guide specializing in Buenos Aires’ History, Arts, and Architecture.

• Transportation and transfers in a comfortable, top-of-the-line vehicle. Uniformed driver.

• Visit antiquarians.

• Entry ticket and a visit to Juan Carlos Pallarols’ workshop (subject to operation)

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