Buenos Aires celebrates International Tourism Day with free Hop-on Hop-off bus routes

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On Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2008, the Tourism Entity of the city of Buenos Aires invites visitors to celebrate the International Tourism Day, enjoying its tourist and cultural sights, with a circuit of free Hop-on Hop-off buses which depart from four head points in the city: Obelisco (Carlos Pellegrini 271), Recoleta (Quintana 596), Plaza Italia (Av. Sarmiento & Av. Santa Fe) and La Boca (Av. Pedro de Mendoza & Palos). It will be possible to get on and off the buses in any of the 14 stops of the tours. The departures from the head stops are at 11 am and 3 pm, and the frequency is between 11 am and 6 pm.

The circuit will consist of 14 stops where visitors will be able to get off to know the attractions in the area, and then continue the route on the next bus. They will be handed written informative material about the different places to visit. The stops and their near attractions are:

Stop 1: Obelisco. Carlos Pellegrini 217: Obelisco, Plaza Lavalle, Palacio de Tribunales (Justice Courts), Teatro Cervantes, Teatro Colón (closed for renovation), Av. Corrientes.

Stop 2: Plaza San Martín. Florida Street & Plaza San Martín: Kavanagh building (1936), Palacio San Martin, Military Circle (Palacio Paz), Hotel Marriott Plaza, Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento, Torre Monumental, Florida Street, Galerias Pacifico.

Stop 3: Recoleta. Quintana 596: Del Pilar Church, Recoleta Cemetery, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Palais de Glace, Fine Arts Museum, Alvear Avenue.

Stop 4: Costanera Norte. Av. Rafael Obligado & Muelle del Club de Pescadores: Fisher´s Club Pier, Airport Jorge Newbery, Rio de la Plata.

Stop 5: Barrancas de Belgrano. Echeverría & Virrey Vertiz: Barrancas de Belgrano park, Chinese Quarter, Larreta Museum, Cabildo Avenue.

Stop 6: Palermo. Av. Del Libertador & Av. Sarmiento: Tres de Febrero Park, Zoo, Japanese Garden, Polo Field, Planetarium, Palermo Race Track, Islamic Mosque.

Stop 7: Plaza Italia. Av. Sarmiento & Santa Fe: Botanical Garden, Zoo, Evita Museum, Garibaldi´s Monument.

Stop 8: Abasto. Av. Corrientes & Anchorena: Museum Carlos Gardel, Abasto Shopping Mall.

Stop 9: Boedo. San Ignacio & Boedo: Café Margot. Bars cafés, and tango houses.

Stop 10: San Telmo. Av. San Juan & Bolívar: Dorrego Square. Antiquarian Fair on Sunday. Parque Lezama. National History Museum.

Stop 11: La Boca. Av. Pedro de Mendoza & Palos: Boca Juniors Club. La Boca Fine Arts Museum. Open Air Museum Caminito Street.

Stop 12: Costanera Sur. Av. España & Dellepiane: Ecological Reserve. "Las Nereidas" fountain, by Lola Mora. Museum of Sculptural Replicas.

Stop 13: Puerto Madero. Alicia Moreau de Justo 200: Docks, bars and restaurants, Old navy vessesl, The Woman´s Bridge.

Stop 14: Plaza de Mayo. Diagonal Norte & Florida: Pink House, Metropolitan Cathedral, Cabildo, City Government Building, Avenida de Mayo, National Congress.

See also New Hop-on Hop-off bus service in Buenos Aires.

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