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Buenos Aires 3-Hour Small Group Pope Francis Tour

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See the cathedral where the faithful of Buenos Aires learned that one of their own was chosen to head the world’s Catholic Church. Visit the Flores neighborhood where Pope Francis spent his early years and other sites important to his life in Argentina.


  • Visit the main cathedral in Buenos Aires
  • See the childhood home and school of Pope Francis
  • Tour the buildings that shaped his education and early life


We will meet at 10:00 am at Tangol's office in the San Telmo neighborhood to start the tour of all the emblematic places of Jorge Bergoglio's life. The first stop will be at his childhood home in the Flores neighborhood, where he lived with his parents and siblings. Then, you will also visit the places where he studied such as the Instituto Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia and the Universidad del Salvador along with the Iglesia del Salvador. You will also see the Church of Pope Francis' childhood and adolescence: the Basilica of San José de Flores. This was the Basilica where, at the age of 17, he received the 'divine call' that would commit him forever to the service of the Church. As he says: 'I immersed myself in the mercy of God and (that moment) is closely linked to my episcopal motto'. It was then that Jorge Bergoglio decided that he would dedicate himself to the priesthood. Continuing on with this walk through Jorge Bergoglio's path to becoming Pope, we will see the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians and St. Charles where he was baptized. Also, we will visit the San Ignacio de Loyola Church in the neighborhood of Montserrat, built by the Society of Jesus in 1675. It is the oldest preserved church in Buenos Aires and is part of the Manzanas de las Luces. Finally, the tour ends at Plaza de Mayo in front of the main Catholic temple of Argentina: the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. This important 16th century building, declared a historical monument in 1942, is the Cathedral where the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Bergoglio, gave important masses. Here, too, Pope Francis' devoted followers awaited the announcement that would proclaim him Supreme Pontiff.


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  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers This tour/activity is not wheelchair accessible.

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