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Buenos Aires City Tour - BYT Argentina
Pictures, a review, & visitor information from a bus tour of Buenos Aires given by the BYT Argentina tourism company.

 

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Caffe Tabac
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Mercedes Benz Lonco-Hue
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Adecco Building

We spent our first day in Buenos Aires getting settled into our BYT Argentina rental apartment located at Bulnes 2515, which is in the Palermo neighborhood and overlooks Parque Las Heras.

The next morning we walked over to the BYT Argentina offices to sign up for their "Sightseeing City Tour" of Buenos Aires. It sounded like a great way to get an overall feel for the city in just a few hours, especially with a very reasonable price of only $15 US per person.

The tour is given three times per day Tuesday through Saturday at 9 AM, 9:40 AM and 2 PM. On Mondays, the tour operates at 9:40 AM and 2 PM. On Sundays, the tours being at 9:40AM and 1:30 PM.

If I remember correctly, we took a taxi to the pick up point at the Intercontinental Hotel (Moreno 809) and waited a few minutes to be picked up by the tour bus.

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Avenida 9 De Julio
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Avenida Cordoba Sign
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Buenos Aires Traffic
The tour started on Avenida 9 De Julio, the widest avenue in the world, and continued until our first stop at Avenida Cordoba. We were given a few minutes to get out of the bus, admire the fountain, and try our luck at crossing the 12 lane (425 feet) wide Avenida 9 De Julio. It seemed to take several minutes just to get across this street with a stop on each of the medians while waiting for the lights to change. Avenida 9 De Julia honors Argentina's independence day which was July 9th 1816.
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Congreso Nacional
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Inside The Tour Bus
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Some of the most notable "sights" we saw on this tour included the Obelisk (obelisco), Plaza San Martin, Plaza De Mayo, Plaza Del Congreso, the Recoleta Church, Parque Lezama, the Presidential Palace, La Bombonera soccer stadium in La Boca, the Palermo Woods, the Ecological Reserve, El Caminito, Parque Tres De Febrero, and the Floralis Generica (large metal flower). We also drove through various Buenos Aires neighborhoods including Palermo, Recoleta, Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, and Montserrat.
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La Continental Pizzas
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Church In Buenos Aires
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Jesu Christo Salvatori
If you have more time, there is also another version of this BYT Argentina Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour that includes a two hour lunch in a Puerto Madero restaurant overlooking the water. Puerto Madero Waterfront is a very modern neighborhood in Buenos Aires that was originally an area built to accomodate large cargo boats. Now the area is home to luxury loft apartments, a university, fancy restaurants,  and upscale shops. The longer tour costs $45 per person and includes lunch.
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Black & Yellow Taxis
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Havanna & Sport Planet
Most of the almost 200 pictures on these four pages were taken from inside the bus while it was moving, so please excuse if a few are blurry or obscured by the window frames. The bus also made stops during the tour at Plaza De Mayo, and the El Caminito street tourist area in La Boca. Luckily, our stop at the Plaza De Mayo coincided with the demonstration by the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
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Avenida Callao
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Banco Ciudad
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Un Altra Vota Ice Cream
At the conclusion of the BYT Argentina Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour, we were given the option of being dropped off at the Recoleta Cemetary or the Galerías Pacífico Mall. We chose to check out the Galerias Pacifico Mall since the Recoleta Cemetery was within walking distance from our apartment and we had plans to visit it later in the week.
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Recoleta Cemetary Entrance
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Recoleta Church
Overall, I really enjoyed this Buenos Aires city tour since it covered all the major parts of the city in just a few hours with several short stops to stretch our legs and explore on our own. If you only have a few days in Buenos Aires, I highly recommend the tour as a way to quickly sample the city. The tour allowed us to fine tune our list of neighborhoods and attractions we wanted to re-visit or explore further in the future. For just $15 per person, it was an excellent deal.
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Torcuato of Alvear Statue
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Plaza Intendente Alvear
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Fountain & Statue


 
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Paseo Recoleta
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Floralis Generica Metal Flower
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Jose de San Martin Statue
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Instituto Nacional Sanmartiniano
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Automóvil Club Argentino
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Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
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Avenida Del Libertador
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Eva Peron Statue
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Winged Horse Statue
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Prefectura (Police Car)
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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
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Carlos Alvear Monument
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Downtown Buenos Aires
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Berkley Building
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Assekuransa Building
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Obelisco Monument
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Obelisk
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Inscription On Obelisk
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Capital Federal
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Juan De Garay
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CTI Movil Billboard
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