free tour buenos aires


It is impossible to imagine Buenos Aires without trees. Wherever you go, every district you walk, you will see different kinds of plants, flowers and trees, not only in the parks, but in the sidewalks. We are talking again about nature because we are going to design a Free tour to do on your own through Belgrano district and you will notice a lot of nature during this walk, and also a lot of history and architecture.

We are going to start this free walk in Avenida de los Incas and Zapiola. In this corner we are going to find an important sculpture called La Navegación. This monument used to be in Plaza San Martin, where it used to be the National Museum of Fine Art. As they wanted to enlarge the park they moved the museum and delivered the sculptures to different parts of the city.

Afterwards we are going to walk straight through Melian street and we are going to enjoy a nice grove. The protagonist here is the Tipa Blanca tree, a species coming from the north of Argentina.  When we arrive to Juramento we turn right and walk straight till Conde street. In Conde 2084 we are going to see Palacio Hirsch, a palace built by a British architect for Alfred Hirsch in the beginning of the XX century.   This palace has an eclectic style, we can find: art deco, art nouveau decorations, Italian balconies and British ornaments. Next to Palacio Hirsch you will find the Cultural Center Plaza Castelli (Conde 2050) where you can stop for a drink and snack.

After the break we can turn left in Echeverria till Cramer and after three blocks, in Cramer 1816 we will find an Anglican Church with a neo gothic style, built in the late XIXth. In this church you can join English celebrations.

This is the end of this Belgrano Free Tour that you can take on your own, a great combination of architecture, history, culture and nature. Enjoy the walk!

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