Barracas neighborhood, the thousand faces of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Experience hosted by Gustavo

3.5 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

We will explore the Barracas neighborhood together, which is located in the south of Buenos Aires, and it has always lived in the shadow of the traditional neighborhoods of the city, although it has its own light and is full of art and history.
Its the perfect route for those who are more travelers than tourists.

Barracas is the neighborhood of aristocratic mansions, abandoned factories, design studios, recovered industries, collective worker housing, graffiti murals, bodegones and centennial bars, railroads, Jews from Syria. Barracas is the neighborhood of old spaces and new ideas, a small city within Buenos Aires, where thousands of styles coexist, treasuring countless stories, characters and well-kept secrets.
Other things to note
Estimated time: Approximately 4 hours.
Not suitable for children.
It is suspended by rain.
We will explore the Barracas neighborhood together, which is located in the south of Buenos Aires, and it has always lived in the shadow of the traditional neighborhoods of the city, although it has its own light and is full of art and history.
Its the perfect route for those who are more travelers than tourists.

Barracas is the neighborhood of aristocratic mansions, abandoned factories, design studios, recovered industries, colle…

Meet your host, Gustavo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello! I am Gustavo, Professional Tourism Guide, Graphic Designer and Radio Producer, therefore ... passionate about traveling, creating and communicating!
For 15 years I have shared my knowledge and my love for the city where I live with people from all over the world who seek to discover the B-Side of a place full of treasures. That is why if you believe that TRAVELING is freedom, joy, a state of well-being that cures, a need, a pure passion that increases with every place you know ... we have to share the experience!
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Where you'll be

Street Art and Muralism in all its streets.
Historic mansions of the 19th century.
Old factories converted into modern homes.
Old markets become Art Centers.
Neo-gothic churches
Art noveau train station in operation.
Oriental Mudejar style synagogue.
Monsignor Espinosa and railway neighborhood Colonia Solá.
Notable bars Los Laureles and El Puentecito.
El Riachuelo, natural limit of the city.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Kevin
October 2021
Gustavo was a fantastic tour guide. He was interesting, flexible, a great storyteller and trip leader, and had tremendous knowledge of the neighborhood and its similarities and differences. I've lived in Buenos Aires for 4+ years and learned so much that I had no idea about. Highly recommend!
Loli
December 2020
This tour is interesting and informative. Gustavo is a great story-teller and has tons of tidbits about local history and the hood’s quirks. A fantastic way to spend a few hours and learn some of the lesser known facts about BA. —- Muy interesante. Gustavo sabe contar historias y conoce muchos detalles del barrio de Barracas, y de la historia de la ciudad en general. Una gran manera de pasar un par de horas y aprender cosas menos conocidas sobre Buenos Aires.
John
March 2020
Wow, what an incredible experience! From the moment i met Gustavo I knew i was going to have an awesome time, he was so friendly and naturally hospitable, and his English was incredible. Throughout the entire tour he delivered deep knowledge on the places we visited, kept it all lively and entertaining and I felt like i had a long time friend showing me around his neighborhood but revealing so many secrets as to what the place is all about. BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE, one of the highlights of my time in Buenos Aires
Ramesh
February 2020
An amazing walking tour from a local expert. Your guide literally did a thesis on the area of BA that he takes you to and it shows. Also a very nice person with excellent English skills
Linda
February 2020
This tour was amazing! We had an incredible time discovering an area that we wouldn’t have seen without Gustavo and this tour. He took us to many surprise locations that made the tour more than we expected. We loved our time with him seeing this beautiful part of the city.
Ann
February 2020
**** BEST EVER!!!! ***** Of all my experiences in BA, this was by far my favorite. Gustavo is the best. He is definitely a professional who loves what he does. He knows not only the history and details, but also the personal stories. I had some problems meeting with Gustavo on time, but he was very flexible and patient with me. He offered to customize the information to my interests, but I wanted all of the information (haha) so he had to tell me everything!...and he could! (ps his English is natively fluent) He knew the architecture, politics, dates, stories, people... all of it! As we were walking, he knew people in the neighborhood who stopped to say hello. It was obvious that he cares not only about the neighborhood, but also the community and individuals living in it. We saw places other locals did not know of. Even after having local friends walk me through the city, they couldn't compare to Gustavo. I can't recommend him more. I will keep his contact information to personally recommend him to anyone I know in the future!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

THE EXPERIENCE IS WALKING: COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, SIMPLE, SOLAR PROTECTION IF NECESSARY.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.