Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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Admire the historical buildings and hundreds of statues of Recoleta, an upmarket neighborhood. The quarter became affluent after wealthy families sought refuge there (at the time well outside the city center), fleeing a yellow fever outbreak at the end of the 19th century. Take a stroll through the famous cemetery, home to a vast and varied array of statues, mausoleums, and sepulchers, and the final resting place of Eva Peron. On the neighborhood's streets admire the mixture of European and colonial architectural styles, and stroll through the many leafy spaces and parks, where you'll find yet more statues and sculptures. Visit museums and galleries, and see works by influential Argentine artists and old European masters. Enjoy fine dining, boutique shopping, trendy cafes, and coffee shops, and watch some traditional tango dancing. By using our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder app , you can arrange your visit to Recoleta and other attractions in Buenos Aires.
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  • October 6, 2017
    To get lost in the squares from there. Very elegant quarter as points that deserve to be visited. The traditional select the Recoleta cemetery, but there are Hard Rock, parks, Generic Floraris, a Cultural Center where there are always interesting exhibitions and this time young art biennial.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Lots of lovely old mansions, some of which are now hotels so you can walk in and get an idea of their former life. But the whole area is wort a walk round and lots of nice place to eat  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Walking through Recoleta is moving in time and space, and feel walking around Paris. Whenever I travel to Bs As I like walk around the neighborhood and admire its buildings.
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