Private Jewish Tour in Buenos Aires
Visit the places historically associated with the Jewish community in Buenos Aires, the third largest in the world, during this 4-hour private tour. Learn about how this community has left its mark on the city and how it continues to impact its cultural heritage moving into the future. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel or the cruise port at 9am to begin your tour. In a private vehicle, head to the first stop for the day, Once (Jewish Quarter). It was here that the Jewish community first settled upon arrival in Buenos Aires, and you can still see shops, synagogues, schools, theaters, and a Jewish Community Center. Together with your private guide, visit the Great Temple Paso, a synagogue built by Ashkenazi Jews.
Next, visit the new building of the Israelite Mutual Association of Argentina (AMIA), built after the original was destroyed by a terrorist attack in 1994. During your visit, lear about how this traditional institution encourages Jewish culture, preserves traditions, and promotes community development in Argentina.
Continue on to Israel Embassy Square, the site of another brutal terrorist attack in 1992. Stand in the square built on the site where the embassy once stood.
Head toward the center of Buenos Aires to visit Lavalle Square, where you will see a monument to the victims of the AMIA terrorist attack, as well as the most traditional Ashkenazi synagogue, the Libertad Temple. Follow your guide through the beautiful Byzantine temple – the first synagogue in Buenos Aires. Move next door to the Jewish Museum where you'll find objects related to the Jewish presence in the city, including religious art, menorahs, and various objects belonging to the Sephardic and Ashkenazi cultures.
Finish your tour in Plaza de Mayo, where you can visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, where you'll learn about the tribute that the Catholic church made to the city's Jewish community.
Get dropped off at your hotel or cruise port at around 1pm.