- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Follow the educational and religious path made by Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis! On this 3-hour tour in Buenos Aires, birthplace of the current pope, you’ll visit all of the formative places that shaped his character, from schools to churches — and even a sports club. This tour is for participants of any age who want to know more about the background of this historical world religious leader. Numbers are limited to 20 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.
- All entrance fees included
- Family friendly
- Get inside tips from a local
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tangol Travel Agency, Defensa 831, C1065 AAO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Traveler pickup is offered
10:00 AM- Defensa 831 - San Telmo
Plaza de Mayo, Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen 300-240, C1086AAB CABA, Argentina
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Calle Defensa Bairro San Telmo, Buenos Aires Argentina
Meet your guide and small group in San Telmo and make your way to the city center aboard a comfortable minivan. Start your tour at the place where Bergoglio lived with his parents and siblings during his first years of life. Visit formative educational institutions, such as the College of Our Lady of Mercy and Universidad del Salvador, a Jesuit university. See where the pope took his sacraments and received his religious vocation, including Basilica of San José de Flores, where he devoted his life to God when he was just 17 years old.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola, Calle Bolivar 225 Esquina Alsina 520, Buenos Aires 1091 Argentina
In addition to educational and religious sites, your guide will take your small group to the San Lorenzo de Almagro Athletic Club, where you’ll learn about the pope’s love of futbol (soccer).
Continue your tour to the San Ignacio de Loyola Church.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires Argentina
Then, you will head to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, which overlooks Plaza de Mayo. Considered the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, the 16th-century cathedral was rebuilt several times in a mix of architectural styles. It was here that the Argentinean people waited to hear the designation of the successor to Pope Benedicto XVI.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide was helpful and made the tour enjoyable. But we feel we should have been driven to the place we started from, versus left on our own to get back.
We had a very nice walking tour in Buenos Aires and I loved that our tour guide had alot of knowledge of the city and its history. I would highly recommend walking tours whenever possible. I have been using viator for awhile now, and have never been disappointed.
Our guide and driver were excellent! The tour was very informative and allowed us to see many parts of Buenos Aires we otherwise would never have seen! We would certainly do it again and recommend it to our friends! Thank you Viator!
We had a great experience.Our taxi driver and guide were very nice.Our guide was very informative with excellent English
Good tour but guide could have had more background on Pope Francis with clearer English. A world traveller would already know something of the Pope's background and so could do with more local input. It was still a good tour and using a local street taxi was an unusual way of touring.
Very pleasant and friendly tour guide. However, deeper history and explanation of the significance of the sites visited would be helpful. A couple of the stops on the tour are somewhat contrived and you can only view from the outside without access.
We enjoyed the very personalized tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating.
We had a very comprehensive tour , lots of walking for 79 great grandma and daughter, but I made it, heat and all.our tour guide was very well informed about all the church's we visited..
My one complaint was when we arrived at the office in San Telmo by taxi, no one was in sight anywhere, office closed because of holiday. We left but decided to go back once more and our tour. guide was down a couple of blocks and motioned to us. If the office is closed , someone should be there early to meet tourists.
We almost missed our tour.