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Address: Junin y Guido, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and...
This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries and morphs into a street fair on weekends.
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Recoleta

Recoleta has some nice shops, and cafées and even a new mall. Also museums. I mainly visit because I wanted to see the Cementery, but found nice cafées and shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Recoleta has some nice shops, and cafées and even a new mall. Also museums. I mainly visit because I wanted to see the Cementery, but found nice cafées and shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The environment is unique. Good food. Avoid Cabana las Lilas if you care for your $$$$$ there are so many alternatives for same or better quality without tourists. It may get cold. Be properly dressed to avoid a cold out of home.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We rented an apartment on airbnb and loved the area. Tons of shopping, lots of restaurants and cafes and nearby to Sante Fe and Callao where there was a convenient subway.

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Moscow, Russia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

it´s nice place and very curios for me. Because there cemetery near there with a lot of restaurants and cafes. So people really like to go out near cemetery. Finally, we ate some decent place with view for entrance to cemetery. It´s funny and you can´t find out something like that in the world. It makes this place unique, for... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The streets in Recoleta seems some Paris nice neighborhoods. Go visit the Recoleta cemetery and especially the surrounding area of "Plaza Francia"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This area is the place to be in Buenos Aires. They have a great outdoor market selling crafts and there is a cemetery there that you cannot believe.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is just a beautiful memorial park with out of sight mausoleums and crypts. The architecture is diverse and beautiful, if not somewhat over the top. To be buried here means you had to make a huge fortune in your lifetime-they say people who lived an extravagant lifestyle paid even more to be buried here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great shopping and people watching! Many coffee bars with amazing pastres even better than Vienna.came here to dine at several fantastic restaurants. Fevor

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Recoleta is an upscale neighborhood in BA and has a lot of places to visit. On weekends there is a fair in the plaza, where you can buy crafts, jewelry and food. There are also some restaurants and a cultural centre (no fee) where you can take lessons. Close by is the Recoleta Cementery, with really interesting history. You need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Our hotel the Alvear Palace was nearby, and we took a long walk in the area after we checked in. It was a Friday afternoon. The area was crowded, with many people taking drinks at terraces of numerous restaurants and cafes. There are beautiful parks, elegant shops and an nice artifacts market on Saturday morning.

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.