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Recoleta

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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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A truly fascinating place, unlike anything I have seen anywhere else. It almost feels like its own small village, full of ornate tombs and mausoleums.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A truly fascinating place, unlike anything I have seen anywhere else. It almost feels like its own small village, full of ornate tombs and mausoleums.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The cementry of Recoleta is very impressive. The shops are expensive in this part of the city, but the cloths are nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Recoleta Market is similar to San Telmo's (where I was last week.) but it is prettier. In San Telmo's, you will navigate flat, dirty cobblestone streets In Recoleta, you climb up a slight curvy hill, Eva Peron's tall white grave marker is in the background. But I cannot recall if the shopping street was paved. Both offer many different handmade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We recently stayed in Recoleta on our trip to BA. The area is the perfect place . It feels like you are in Paris with the architecture and tree lined streets. Lots of cafes and restaurants. The area is a bit calmer than Palermo and other areas, which makes it a nice retreat after a long day exploring. Visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You will see dog walkers with ten or so dogs on leashes. Upscale shopping and restaurants and nice green areas and parks. Luxury highrises and hotels. It's a clean, safe, nice area to walk. You're where the high end old money people live. Just as older parts of the city look like Paris in architecture, this area feels like Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty Parisian-look area of the city with a large park area in which to sit and have lunch. The cemetery is of course a 'must see' sight and quite grand with marble and stone mausoleums and tombs which are richly carved and decorated. Eva Peron is buried here also. An interesting tourist sight to view if in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I spent 3 nights in Recoleta and enjoyed my time their, has no problems with the area with a good mix of shops and restaurants. Also good public transport to get to other areas. Also several nice parks close by, with one of them having a nice memorial for the soldiers lost in battle. Would happily stay in the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We paid our respects to Eva Peron who was finally laid to rest in the Durante grave here in Recoleta. This is the graveyard for the rich and well to do of Buenos Aires so visiting the tombs is an eye opener as some have the most amazing structures, some a a bit creepy as you can still see the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After crossing 2 continents and some 30 hours of traveling, one reaches South America from India. And what you get to see is a typical European City. Some say like Knighstbridge, Paris, Prague etc., this place reeks of European flavor everywhere, the streets, the buildings, pubs, sidewalk cafes etc. Move away if you want to see South America!

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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.