"[Our guide] was an excellent tour guide. He was able to switch between Argentinian history, politics, and architecture seamlessly. We felt like we saw a ton of buildings inside the tour. I really enjoyed the small size, so that we could maneuver around the city quickly."
Buenos Aires City Tour - Wealth and Prestige
Recoleta & Retiro Neighborhoods
A Buenos Aires native, Santiago studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, where he also taught for six years. His passion for drawing lead him first to became a comic strip artist and later a street artist. He has painted walls all over South America, Mexico and also in Europe. His “signature” is a flying pig, which can be found all over Buenos Aires. He grew fond of these friendly animals while working on his family´s farm, which is located 200 km away from the city, in what used to be a small Irish colony known locally as Arroyo de Luna. This variety of activities give him a unique perspective on the city and its history that he looks forward to sharing with visitors on Context tours.
Juan Cruz is a lecturer in History of Design at the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the national Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also a researcher, currently involved in a project about the models of beauty in Buenos Aires in the period 1800 - 1830. Juan Cruz has a degree in music and plays violin in a symphonic orchestra as well as being a part of a tango group. He has participated in a wide range of seminars and courses related to design, architecture, art history and music. In the past, he has worked in two vastly different cultural institutions: an opera house and a center of contemporary art. He has also travelled through thirty countries and considers travelling one of the most enlightening experiences and ways to learn.
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