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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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Interesting cemetery! Has to be seen, even though I couldn't understand why before going there. One of the musts in Buenos Aires.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting cemetery! Has to be seen, even though I couldn't understand why before going there. One of the musts in Buenos Aires.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The best place to stay in Buenos Aires. The cemetery was one of the highlights of the trip. Great cafes and restaurants

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love the cemetery!! You could get lost in there for hours looking at all the monuments. I highly recommend a visit to this area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Recoleta is a unique and historic location. It is an active cemetery, so if that creeps you out--be forewarned. You can roam around for free. We hired a free-lance guide at the entrance and that was well worth it. You can find Eva Peron's grave by following the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Recoleta is a fun and beautiful part of the city and well worth a visit or hotel stay. The cemetery is a don't miss attraction.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Best area to walk. Great parks , nice monuments , beautiful houses , a lot of open air . I was walking back and forward every day and watching how people clean pavement infront their houses each morning .

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful quiet area, we had a coffee and pastries, as we set outside and people watch. Its amazing to see such beautiful buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It is a nice area. The restaurants aren't as interesting as in the Palermo district but the cemetery is worth a visit for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This area its great for local shopping! Remember the seasons are the opposite than in USA.the month of May for example is winter in Argentina.........sooooo go shopping for a great coat and cashemeres and be "a la mode", and ready for USA winter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful and classical. You should not travel to Buenos Aires without walking around the city, and La Recoleta is the perfect place to walk, eat and spend the afternoon.

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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.
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