Recoleta is known for being walkable and urban with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Recoleta has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Buenos Aires.
Sightseeing around Recoleta
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Stroll the halls at National Museum of Fine Arts, Recoleta Cultural Center, or Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Sights like Alvear Art Gallery, Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco, and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires offer insight into the local culture. Monuments like Plaza Francia, Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, and Recoleta Cemetery honor the area. San Martin Square, N. S. Pilar Parish, and Plaza Libertad are some local landmarks. El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires Zoo, and Tecnopolis are family favorites.
Shopping, taking a tour, and attending sporting events are just a few things to do in the area. Why not cheer with the crowd at Luna Park, Palermo Hippodrome, or La Bombonera? Local parks like Parque Las Heras, Japanese Garden, and Buenos Aires Botanic Garden are peaceful spots. With a shopping trip to Bueno Aires Design Mall, Recoleta Mall, or Patio Bullrich, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Paseo Alcorta Mall, Alto Palermo Shopping Center, or Galerias Pacifico.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Teatro Colon, Obelisco, and Plaza de Mayo. British Embassy, French Embassy, and Brazilian Embassy are other top spots to see.
Getting around Recoleta
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Pueyrredon Station, Aguero Station, or School of Medicine Station.
Buenos Aires (AEP-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) is the closest major airport, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) from Recoleta. The next closest airport is Buenos Aires (EZE-Ministro Pistarini Intl.), located 17.9 miles (28.8 km) away.