We will continue our walk around the Ministry of Defense to see the marks left from the military bombardment that in 1955 sought to overthrow President Juan Domingo Perón (and they weren’t successful). Then make your way towards the "Paseo de las Historietas", or the Cartoon Walk, and see some of the most famous national comic characters that illustrate a little more about the history of the country and give us clues as to some Argentine personality traits. On the way we will meet the porteño "dandy" - as the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called - the football fan, the elegant and beautiful Argentine woman and the gaucho from the countryside until we arrive at Mafalda, a cartoon character who was a fervent critic of reality, and perhaps one of the most famous satirical comic strip characters in the world. It is no coincidence that there is a comic strip walk, since humor characterizes the Argentine personality, that kind of "Creole liveliness" which has gained them quite a reputation worldwide.
We find ourselves now at the entrance to San Telmo. Your guide will give you some background about this historic neighbourhood, and you will visit the "Minimal House" (the smallest house in Buenos Aires) on San Lorenzo passage. On then to the Defense Passage, an old aristocratic house transformed into a tenement for immigrants following the yellow fever epidemic that struck the neighborhood.
You will continue walking towards Parque Lezama, where we will stop for some mates and to eat some "facturas" (traditional pastry) that you will buy in a typical Argentine bakery. Relax in the park while your guide explains what "mate" is (our national drink), how it is prepared and some myths surrounding the drink that come from the culture of the countryside. Then you will return through Plaza Dorrego, the main square in the neighborhood, to enjoy the famous San Telmo Fair and its old covered market (dating from 1897), where you can buy both food and antiques. Immerse yourself in the typical weekend activities of Argentines.
Departure Time: To confirm with travelers.
Departure Point: Plaza de Mayo Square
- Local guide
- Private tour
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Adult: Age 0 to 80
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Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate