There are many options for attractions “on the strip” to enjoy in Buenos Aires: we have separated a list of 20 free tours to enjoy in the Argentine capital

Who has a trip booked for Buenos Aires you can consider yourself lucky. That's because the capital of Argentina offers many options for free tours. There are parks, bookstores, cultural spaces, historical monuments, fairs, among many other options.

If your idea is to make a budget city tour take the opportunity to include these 20 sensational places that are totally “on the strip”.

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parks

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Buenos Aires maintains several green corners perfect for free outdoor walks. One of them is the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, in the heart of Puerto Madero, which offers trails, forests, bike rides and impressive views of nature contrasting with the city. The Rosedal, located inside the Tres de Febrero Park in Palermo, offers more than 100 species of roses. In addition, in the same park is also the Japanese Garden, another wooded and relaxing space in the heart of the metropolis. 

museums

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Buenos Aires is a great city for those who appreciate art and culture. There are several museums that can be accessed for free, such as the National Historical Museum, the Immigration Museum and the Quinquela Martín Museum and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Other spaces, such as the Museum of Modern Art, free on Wednesdays, have entrance to the strip on specific days of the week. 

Comic Book Circuit

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Many tourists know that Buenos Aires has a sculpture in honor of Mafalda, an iconic character in Argentine comics, in the San Telmo neighborhood. However, few people know that the city offers a playful and fun circuit that runs through two other districts of the capital, Montserrat and Puerto Madero. This route reveals other characters and inserts the visitor into a true immersion in the universe of comics.

roof tops

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Do you doubt that Buenos Aires is even more beautiful from above? Well then, enjoy some rooftops and balconies to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. An endless view of domes, monuments, towers and ancient buildings reveal details not seen at ground level. Thus, the Barolo Palace, the Güemes Gallery, the Kirchner Cultural Center and the National Library are some of the places from where it is possible to have this different view of the Argentine capital. 

San Telmo Fair

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A free classic tour of the city takes place every Sunday in the San Telmo neighborhood. This is the famous antiques fair, one of the most famous in the capital, which brings together several stalls with several options of antique objects and some rarities. Thus, it is worth strolling through the place and being surprised by the offer of products. 

bookstores

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One of the most interesting free tours to do in Buenos Aires is to visit the incredible bookstores scattered throughout the city. To begin with, the classic and imposing El Ateneo, which has sometimes been voted one of the most beautiful in the world, is a must visit. Eterna Cadencia and Libros del Pasaje are two very charming bookstores located in Palermo and have a very cozy atmosphere, as well as alternative and interesting titles. 

Tours through the neighborhoods

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THE Buenos Aires Tourism Agency promotes several free and guided tours, in English or Spanish, that go through different neighborhoods of the city. At the institution website  you can choose the tours you prefer. In addition, visitors can get information from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm, through the email address [email protected]

Flea market 

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Do you like antiques? Then you will be dazzled by the Flea Market, in the Colegiales neighborhood. There are more than 150 stores gathered in a large warehouse, bringing together everything you can imagine: antique furniture, paintings, works of art, antiques, jewelry, silverware, toys, among many other items. Thus, it is impossible not to be impressed by the diversity of objects for sale, some of them very curious.

Generic Floralis 

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A great Buenos Aires symbol, Floraris Genérica, also known as the metallic flower of Buenos Aires, deserves a photographic record during your tour of the city. A mechanism allows the flower, which weighs an impressive 18 tons and is 23 meters tall, to open and close as if it were real. Therefore, a tour of this incredible monument, also free of charge, is indispensable.

Pacific Galleries 

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Despite being a shopping mall, Galerias Pacífico is housed in an old and imposing building from the end of the 19th century. A beautiful central dome, painted in 1946, is a true work of art. So, for those who appreciate architectural beauties, the tour is a good and free option. 

Mataderos Fair

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Another interesting fair takes place in the neighborhood of Mataderos on Sundays (from April to December) and on Saturdays (in January and February). The space is a chance to get to know the gaucho culture more closely, as it brings together a lot of barbecue, shows and also handicrafts. In addition, this fair is usually off the tourist route, which makes it very interesting for those looking for off-the-beaten-path spots to visit in the city.

street art streets

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As you walk through the streets of Buenos Aires, you will notice walls filled with urban art, revealing impressive graffiti in different styles. These artists, often anonymous, create true free exhibitions in the open. Try to admire the facades transformed into large murals in the neighborhoods of Coghlan, Villa Urquiza, Colegiales and Palermo. There are guided tours of these places that can be booked through the Ente de Turismo de Buenos Aires website. 

bike tours

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One of the free tour options to do in Buenos Aires is cycling. enjoy the ecobicis, a service where it is possible to rent bicycles for free, by registering on the site. Take the opportunity to go through the extensive network of cycle paths, spread across different parts of the city. It's a new way to explore the neighborhoods and streets of the Argentine capital.

Recoleta Cemetery

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A visit to a cemetery might sound a little strange at first, but this is one of the most important in the world. With statues and tombs that can be considered true works of art, the place is also surrounded by stories and legends of ghosts, romances and tragedies, which makes it even more interesting. Entrance, of course, is free. 

Pink House

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Popularly known as Casa Rosada, the Government House is one of the symbols of Buenos Aires. Declared a National Historic Landmark, the space offers free guided tours that must be booked in advance. However, inside there is also the Casa Rosada Museum, which covers more than 200 years of history. The visit, also free, takes place from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Tranvía Historic

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How about a free ride on a historic cable car on weekends? Tranvía Histórico is an electric cable car that has been completely restored and currently offers a “ride” that tells the story of when it was used as a means of transport. The route, carried out in the Caballito neighborhood of Buenos Aires, It can be held every Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7:30 pm.

Caminito

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Caminito is one of the most famous streets in Buenos Aires and is located in the La Boca neighborhood. It is worth walking along its length, approximately 150 meters, full of cobblestones and colorful houses painted by different Argentine artists. Everything is even better knowing that this tour is completely free, an ideal place to take good memories and photographs home. 

Metropolitan Cathedral

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Located in front of Plaza de Mayo, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires is the biggest symbol of the Catholic Church in the country. The cathedral is also much visited by those looking to retrace Pope Francis' footsteps in the city, as it was the place where the pontiff used to celebrate his masses. Thus, it is worth being impressed by the imposing building, especially with its interior rich in details. 

Tortoni coffee

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One of the most charming places in Buenos Aires, visiting Café Tortoni is like taking a trip back in time. The café, opened in 1958, retains an old structure and decoration that earned it the title of tourist attraction in the city. This is not one of the free tours if you consume something, but it is worth stopping by and taking a picture in front of the iconic site.  

Puerto Madero

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Finally, Puerto Madero is one of the most incredible neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. With many restaurants and a lot of charm, it is worth including a walk along the Rio de la Plata at dusk, when the colors take over the place. Take the opportunity to cross the Puente de La Mujer, one of the city's postcards, from where you will have a magnificent view of the environment. This is one of the free must-do tours around the city. 

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