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Our Roots: A tour through BA urbanism history


Our Roots: A tour through BA urbanism history

About this experience

On this tour we will visit Plaza De mayo and surroundings and Manzana de Las Luces.
I will explain you everything about the urbanism of Bs.As from 1580 up to nowadays.

We will be able to understand the evolution of the square since Bs. As foundation. The recova. The two squares. The fort.

Then we will analyse each of the buildings surrounding, its architecture and history and of course its present function.

For Example: The Cabildo and the colonial times, the cathedral and the Neoclasicism, the Pink House and the old fort, The National Bank, the old Colon Theatre ....

The "Avenida de Mayo" and the french plan copied by Torcuato de Alvear. Carlos Thays and the new landscape of the square.
Then we will go deep into "Manzana de las Luces": the jesuits, the tunnels, the first University, San Ignacio School and Church. The present Buenos Aires School. The jesuitic architecture. Prospero Catelin and the Neoclasicism.

All with high quality photographs that show us the past and present of the place.

Number of visitors

5 to 14


All Week


2 hrs.


Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Italian

Services included

Guided tour

Meeting point

Plaza de Mayo, by the Piramid


Comfortable shoes. Punctuality. In summer time I recommend sunscreen

Booking conditions

Regular Booking


Buenos Aires, Argentina. Member since 30 Oct 2017
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  • New Local!

I am an architect, also a tourist guide. I love showing the differents neighborhoods of BsAs focusing on its architecture.
I love to travel and discover the soul of each place through its architecture. It is from it that we can understand and capture the essence of each city, each destination, its economic, historical, social, political and cultural aspects. I propose to discover the soul of our Buenos Aires by showing you the architectural diversity of this great metropolis that makes it such a fascinating and particular place.


  • Martha

    My 13 year old son and I had a great morning with Eli as she guided us on a tour of Argentina's top historical sites! Eli is the most personable, charming, knowledgeable, fun and funny, delightful tour guide we have ever had.

    03 Jan 2018
  • Williams

    We did a 120 minute kickstarter tour of Buenos Aires with Cynthia. She was a brilliant guide, full of facts and interesting information. We took in all the major sites and Cynthia went past our finish time to show us extra (there is just so much to see in Buenos Aires that we needed longer!). I would thoroughly recommend any tour with Cynthia.

    05 Jan 2018

USD 7 per person