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Recoleta

One of the city’s grandest and most elegant neighborhoods is also the final resting place of leading figures from Argentina’s history.

Explore the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, known for its parks, plazas, embassies, museums and galleries. With wide, tree-lined boulevards, open air cafés, designer boutiques and French-style architecture, the area has a European character. Some of Buenos Aires’ wealthiest and most prominent citizens have their homes here. Recoleta also contains a colossal cemetery filled with the crypts of many historic figures.

Wander past luxury hotels and houses with grand façades. Shop for designer goods in the expensive boutiques along Avenida Alvear and Avenida Santa Fe. Stop for coffee at La Biela, where motor racing champions used to meet in the 1950s. The café has been serving fresh brews for more than 150 years.

Devote at least a couple of hours to walking through the Recoleta Cemetery, where many famous Argentines are interred. Thousands of mausoleums of mixed architectural styles line long avenues of this vast walled cemetery. They house presidents, military leaders, scientists and writers. The most visited site is the tomb of Eva "Evita" Perón, the country's former First Lady, who championed the causes of the poor.

Beside the cemetery is the Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, an 18th-century church with brilliant white exterior walls and a single bell tower. View the baroque altar decorated with silver from the country’s Jujuy province. Examine paintings, vestments, writings and other religious artifacts inside the small museum.

For more cultural enjoyment, go to the Centro Cultural Recoleta, close to the basilica and cemetery. See temporary art exhibitions, concerts and performances by touring theater companies. Then walk the short distance to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Here you will find European and Argentine works of art spanning more than 800 years. 

Relax in Recoleta’s green spaces including the Plaza Dante Alighieri and Thays Park. Plaza Francia offers an artisan market on the weekend.

If late nights are on the agenda, Recoleta provides several options. Sip designer cocktails in a converted mansion, have a late supper in an elegant French restaurant and dance to the latest electronic music in a basement club.


Guide to Exploring Recoleta


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Recoleta Grand

Recoleta Grand

Las Heras 1745, Buenos Aires
4.6
of 5, from 106 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Recoleta Mall, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Plaza San Martin and Torre de los Ingleses are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£131
Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel

Vicente Lopez 1955, Buenos Aires
4.5
of 5, from 148 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Buenos Aires, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Recoleta Mall, Teatro Colon, and Plaza San Martin. Obelisco and Torre de los Ingleses are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£77
Arc Recoleta

Arc Recoleta

Peña 2155, Buenos Aires
4.4
of 5, from 41 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Barrio Norte, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Recoleta Mall, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Plaza San Martin and Argentine National Congress are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£153
Hotel Club Frances

Hotel Club Frances

Rodríguez Peña 1832, Buenos Aires
4.8
of 5, from 130 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Buenos Aires, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alvear Art Gallery, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Plaza San Martin and Torre de los Ingleses are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£307
Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Palace Hotel

Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires
4.8
of 5, from 97 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of San Martin Square, Teatro Colon, and Plaza San Martin. Obelisco and Torre de los Ingleses are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£372
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires
4.8
of 5, from 54 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This luxury hotel is located on Alvear Avenue, in La Recoleta. close to Alvear Art Gallery, Malba, Teatro Colón, and Obelisco. Also, nearby are Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada.

£58
Babel Apartments Recoleta

Babel Apartments Recoleta

Av. Callao 1026, Buenos Aires
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Buenos Aires, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Argentine National Congress and Plaza San Martin are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£115
Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

Junin 1727, Buenos Aires
4.4
of 5, from 213 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Core area of Buenos Aires, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of N. S. Pilar Parish, Plaza San Martin, and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Obelisco are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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