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This is a perfect family experience.
The original name of Pope Francis is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires. He is the first pope from the Western Hemisphere, from South America, and the first from the Jesuit order. So coming to Buenos Aires will bring you close to the historical life of Francis and his growing up years. He is the son of Italian immigrants that immigrated to Argentina looking for a better life.
This tour is the chronological life of Pope Francis, from the house he was born up to the last place of work in the city. After studying in high school to become a chemical technician, he worked briefly in the food-processing industry but felt called to the church. Your guide will take you to areas of the city that were part of Pope Francis' daily life. His humble beginnings will be apparent as you visit places that shaped the Pope to the man he is now. It will be easy to understand his values and dedication to social justice as you hear about his early life and family history.
The Basilica de San Jose de Flores was inaugurated in 1883, and was Pope Francis' regular place of worship during his infancy and adolescence.
Flores is a commercial and residential area that overlooks the green space called Plaza Pueyrredón where the Basilica is located and where the Pope was inspired to join the priesthood. The Pope was born here.
Plazoleta Herminia C. Brumana is a park in Buenos Aires near Flores and named after the Argentine teacher, writer, journalist, playwright and feminist activist with socialist and anarchist ideas.
School Our Lady of Mercy Church where the Pope was baptized and St. Joseph’s School where he attended as a young man.
Basilica of San Carlos and Maria Auxiliadora, the church where Pope Francis I was baptized.
This is certainly an intimate way to become immersed in the formative years of the current Pope.
- Please dress comfortably and respectfully.
- A donation is suggested at the public school where the Pope started his primary studies.
- This is a child-friendly tour.
- There is limited walking with this tour.
- You may extend the service by the hour when you book this tour. This will allow you to see other things and/or stop for a typical Argentinian lunch.
- Gratuity is welcomed.
- The order of this tour may change depending on the happenings of the day.
- This tour is not accessible for those with limited mobility.
- Because of an event beyond anyone's control, there may be last minute closures of a specific property.
Days offered: 7 days a week