Buenos Aires is most enjoyable when it is explored on foot and the transportation is best by bus. Today you will get an overflow of tradition and culture that your family can truly experience just by walking past the small shops and restaurants lined along the footpaths. During the tour, you will experience these sensations accompanied by local insights from your very own private guide.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel or the Recoleta Cemetery. You will then take a bus or subway to the remarkable San Telmo neighborhood where you will visit the Comic Strip Walk – sure to peak your children´s excitement! The Paseo de la Historieta is dedicated to Argentine graphic humor and features sculptures of some of the country´s most loved comic strip characters. The most popular attraction on this trail is the sculpture of Mafalda at the corner of Defense and Chile. You will also have the opportunity to taste Buenos Aires´s famous Italian artisanal ice cream as well as the “choripan”, a traditional dish of sausage from the grill wrapped in bread.
You will then take a bus from San Telmo to La Boca Neighborhood. La Boca is alive with music, brimming with laughter and pulsating with tango beats. The high-energy area retains a strong European flavor due to the influence of early settlers who originated from the Italian city of Genova. You will then walk through Caminito (“little walkway”), which is a street museum and a traditional alley in La Boca. This lane has multiple thriving street peddlers selling art, buskers playing music, and stalls offering trinkets of every variety.
Afterward, your family will take another bus to Recoleta and visit the Recoleta Cultural Center. Built in 1732, it was originally the convent of the Recoleta monks. It later served as a hospital, military barracks, refuge for the homeless, and an elderly people´s home, until it was finally transformed into a cultural center at the end of the 1970s. Recoleta Cultural Center contains mixed showrooms with outdoor corridors that make travel enjoyable and fluid, with samples of art that are renewed periodically. The center also communicates with Buenos Aires Design, a shopping center specialized in design, decor, and art shops, and internationally renowned restaurants, including the Hard Rock Cafe. The Recoleta Cultural Center always has something to offer for kids.