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San Telmo and Montserrat Free Walking Tour
Activities in Buenos Aires

San Telmo and Montserrat Free Walking Tour

  • Free
  • English English
  • 2.5 hours

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Explore two of the oldest, most traditional neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires - San Telmo and Montserrat. Beautiful churches, pretty squares, and the tradition of tango will be waiting for you.

San Telmo and Montserrat Free Walking Tour

Our free tour starts in Lezama Park, traditionally an area where the inhabitants of Buenos Aires come at the weekend to take a stroll with their families and friends. Located in the heart of the neighbourhood of San Telmo, this is the perfect place to investigate the history of the neighbourhood. In the surroundings of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and National Historical Museum.

We will continue walking along the calle Defensa street until reaching the Pasaje Defensa, an ancient bourgeois residence which has been restored. Here, you will be transported back to the grand heydey of the San Telmo neighbourhood before yellow fever devastated it.

We will visit the San Pedro Telmo Church and later Plaza Dorrego square, where each Sunday a craft fair is organized that sells its original products to the visitors. We will also find a large number of couples performing the most traditional dance of Buenos Aires, the tango.

Our next stop is the 'Casa Minima', the smallest house in all of Buenos Aires. We will also encounter Santo Domingo Church and the Illuminated Block, in the heart of the Montserrat neighbourhood. This landmark is considered the intellectual cradle of the city. We head into the block to discover the Office of the Advocate General of the Missions and the colonial tunnels constructed under the ground.

After a guided tour of two hours and a half, we will end our tour.

Important information

  • It is not possible to do this free tour of San Telmo and Montserrat if you are part of a group of more than 6 people.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of 3 children is permitted per adult.

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Meeting point

Lezama Park


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.