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San Isidro Cathedral
San Isidro Cathedral

San Isidro Cathedral

Free admission
Av. del Libertador 16200, San Isidro, Buenos Aires

The Basics

Day tours from Buenos Aires often include a visit to San Isidro en route to the nearby town of Tigre, where the highlight is a boat cruise along the Tigre Delta. For the best value, combine a half-day tour of San Isidro and Tigre with a Buenos Aires city tour, an evening tango show, or a sightseeing cruise along the Rio de la Plata.

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Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
star-4.5
$89.00 per adult
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Boat trip through the delta
We enjoyed the tour, the day was well organised with cathedral stop, boat tour through the delta and snack at the elegant rowing club.
Angela_R, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Buenos Aires

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River Delta boat tour
Michael_P, Jan 2022
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Romeena picked us up on time at our hotel in the firm's van. She was very knowledgeable about local history and spoke English very well. The San Isidro Church is historical and beautiful. The river delta boat tour gave a close up view of homes and lifestyles of the people who live on the Delta islands, not connected to the mainland. The upper deck can be quite warm and sunny but you can go below to an air conditioned area. Very informative and easy way to spend half a day.
star-5
Fascinating Tigre
Matt_M, Jan 2022
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
A tour is only as good as it's guide and Enrique was fantastic! Best tour ever. An eye opening view of a spectacular nomadic lifestyle in the Delta.
star-5
Trip to Tigre Delta
jennifer_c, Dec 2021
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Great guide, Henrique Heinz! He filled in so much info about Buenos Aires and came along on the boat too. Tigre is a fascinating side to BA life- well worth a visit. Bistro made everything easy.
star-5
A great tour for English speakers with little Spanish language skills
Justin_F, Dec 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
Marcelo is a very knowledgeable guide with a good grasp on the history of Argentina. His communication in English is really good and invites questions and discussions.
star-4
Worth the trip!
Kurt_V, Dec 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
Tigre delta is worth the experience. It is so different from the capital that it definitely is an additional experience. San Isidro is not worth the stopover. The fruit market is nice to stroll around. The boat cruise was very nice. It was announced as a 1 hour cruise but easily took 1,5h. Very nice. Guide Nicholas did a fine job.
star-5
Excellent relaxing tour
Nova_F, Nov 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
Very relaxing boat ride. Enjoyed the visits en route to the boat. Excellent friendly and informative Guide.
star-5
cecilia is great
Matt_C, Jul 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Tigre is a very beautiful area, I liked the navigation and empanadas, Cecilia was an excellent guide
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Hidden Gem!
Aida_G, Nov 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
San Isidro and Tigre were a pleasant addition to our trip to Buenos Aires. Our driver Diego was so knowledgeable and accommodating, very very nice guy. The boat trip was fun. The only thing that I would change was that the empanadas were not that good, other than that this is an amazing tour!
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Along the river
Alison_M, Mar 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Aimy our guide was wonderful. So full of knowledge and very bright and bubbly. Our driver Jorge was very helpful and capable. A great tour . Highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Something fun to do outside the city
TheresaM_V, Dec 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
Before coming to Buenos Aires, I was looking up things to do and this tour came up multiple times. The tour was pretty cheap and I think you pretty much get what you pay for. The communication before the tour was a little vague. I would have liked to get the contact info of the driver just in case something happened. But that’s really the only downside to this whole tour. The guide, Nicolas was right on time to pick me up from my hotel. He gave a lot of great information about Buenos Aires and the different places we went to. While we didn’t really spend much time at each location, I was fine with it since it was a weekday and not many shops were open. I really enjoyed the river cruise around the islands to see daily life in the Delta. The empanadas were also great and it was nice to have free drinks at the restaurant. I would say that if you do this tour and are staying in Buenos Aires over a weekend, to do this tour on a weekday to see where everything is. Then you can take the train from Retiro to Tigre on your own on a weekend to have more time at the Puerto de Frutas Market.
star-5
Great way to get a visit outside the City.
Nahuel_M, Mar 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
it was an Amazing day tour with Daniela, who taught us about the City and the northern areas of Buenos Aires, we loved the boat ride and the snacks at the Restaurant. The nature of the Tigre area was outstanding and we loved every part of it.
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Delta Tour
Elisabetta_Y, Mar 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
We were picked by Emilio and Roberto, who were very welcoming and gave a great audio commentary to the boat. Emu always looked out for his small little band making you feel special and was very informative on the boat pointing out and telling us extra information about what we were seeing. The bus trip to visit restaurent, markets and church were also great, and would highly recommend especially with guides Emilio Rossi and Roberto.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The San Isidro Artisan Fair, which takes place on the square right outside San Isidro Cathedral, is a popular place to purchase traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.

  • The church is open to visitors and holds daily services. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome.

  • The cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get to There

The cathedral is located on Plaza de San Isidro, just across from the central train station. Regular trains run to San Isidro from Buenos Aires; the cathedral is about 40 minutes from Retiro Station.

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When to Get There

The cathedral is open daily year-round. The liveliest time to visit is May 15, when the cathedral forms the centerpiece of the annual San Isidro Festival.

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Architecture of San Isidro Cathedral

Built on the site of an early 18th-century chapel, the cathedral was designed in 1895 by French architects Dunant and Paquin in an elaborate neo-gothic style. The architectural masterpiece features three naves, decorated with a series of exquisite French stained-glass windows and images of St. Isidro. Highlights include the 226-foot (69-meter) clock tower, an 18th-century statue of Santa Maria de la Cabeza, and a relic of the body of Saint Isidro.

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