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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. Plan your visit to Recoleta and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Buenos Aires travel itinerary maker.
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  • Fascinating and beautiful but a bit morbid. We were lucky enough to catch a scene of a "society" burial, complete with local paparazzi. W saw sophisticated, well dressed portenos in mourning and greet...  more »
  • One of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of the city! You just need to look up and enjoy the beautiful architecture! 
  • It is a neighborhood so European, so French. There are palaces such as the Alvear Palace Hotel or Palcio Duhau, cafes, parks, museums and galleries, simply wonderful. Do not miss it
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