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The Architecture Tour

See the best of Buenos Aires’ architecture! Meet us in historical San Telmo (Peru 988) every Sunday where we begin our bike tour with a thorough orientation; introducing you to the city, your bicycle and each other. Many call Buenos Aires the “Paris of Latin America,” or describe it as a “French city built by Italians.” Considered one of the wealthiest nations from 1890-1930, admire the splendor of that Argentine “Golden Age” represented by its magnificent buildings and plazas on this tour. A packed lunch and yerba mate are also included!

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Micro Centro

Brutalist – Bank District – Clorindo Testa

Considered one of the most well-known Argentine Architects, Clorindo Testa invented his own style of architecture in Buenos Aires called Brutalist and has two very famous buildings to show for it. One is located directly in the center of neighborhood of Microcentro.

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Congress

Davids “The Thinker” – Plaza Congresso – Palacio Barolo

Buenos Aires is considered the city of “cupulas” or domed roofs with approximately 400 in total and Congress happens to be the largest of them all. In this plaza, there are many hidden gems that we reveal and discuss how the country “functions” on a legislative level.

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Tribunales

Colon Theater – Palace of Justice – Plaza Lavalle

Perhaps the most impressive neighborhood of Buenos Aires architecturally speaking, we stop for lunch to try some delicious empanadas and talk about what surrounds us. Colon theater is considered the top five opera houses in the world while the Supreme Court demands attention occupying an entire block in it’s monstrosity.

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Important Architecture Tour Information

Tour San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Microcentro, Tribunales, Congreso & San Nicholas.

11:00 am

Start Time

Sunday

Days

4 Hours

Duration

$55 USD

Price

Architecture Tour Highlights

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Faena Hotel & University Art Gallery

Enter the old warehouse that was converted into the Faena Hotel & Universe to see the interior design work of Philippe Starck.

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Teatro Colón (The Colón Opera House)

Cycle to the Teatro Colón and learn the history behind this impressive theater ranked as the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic.

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Congreso Nacional (The National Congress Building)

See one of Buenos Aires’ finest neo-classical buildings that houses Argentina’s parliament.

BBA Headquarters

Starting Location: Our home and headquarters Peru 988, San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Learn More About the Architecture Tour

• Bilingual guide(s)
• Bicycle – city cruisers with comfy seats and 3-gear Nexus System
• Bell, basket and helmet
• Assortment of delicious traditional empanadas as a packed lunch*
• Filtered Water
• Yerba mate – local traditional tea
• Rain poncho & gloves – just in case!
*Please let us know of any dietary restrictions

Meet us in historical San Telmo (Peru 988) every Sunday at 11am where we begin our architecture tour of Buenos Aires on bikes with a thorough orientation; introducing you to the city, your bicycle and each other. Many call Buenos Aires the “Paris of Latin America,” or being a “French city built by Italians.” Meet the Golden Age of Buenos Aires as Argentina was considered one of the wealthiest nations from 1890-1930 and we see it represented through its buildings and plazas on this tour.

Ride with us on the quiet Sunday streets of San Telmo, Monserrat, Puerto Madero, Microcentro and Congreso seeing beautiful man-made creations like the Faena Hotel & Universe, Teatro Colón, secret houses, historic churches and lots more before ending back in our shop in San Telmo.

The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and will leave you with a better understanding of Buenos Aires’ eclectic architectural landscape.

• Although we ride at an easy and comfortable pace, we ask that you at least know how to ride a bike. Should you feel uncomfortable riding a bike, we may require you to ride a bit more beforehand, ensuring that you’re comfortable with the bike before the tour begins.

•  Rain Policy- In the case of rain, it shall be assumed that the tour will be going as scheduled unless otherwise notified by Biking BA to the client. Biking BA will cancel the tour in cases of extreme weather that compromise the safety of the guests which include lightning, thunder and/or flooding.  Biking BA provides rain ponchos and other measures to mitigate the weather, therefore, if the tour goes out within a two hour window of the scheduled start time and the client decides to cancel their booking they will be refunded 50% of their payment or given 100% credit to a future tour of equal or less value.

• Must be 12 years of age or older to ride.

• Private Tours are also available only on weekends with an additional charge of US $50 per group.

Experience the "architects playground" known as Buenos Aires!

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