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Recoleta

Junin y Guido, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #11 of 294 attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries and morphs into a street fair on weekends.
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flushing,newyork
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am told Recoleta is "old Money" There is a visible police presence.The area has plenty of French inspired architecture,wide avenues,nice parks,museums,good shopping and some outdoor cafes great for people watching.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ono of the more fashionable neiborghoods of Buenos Aires, you'll find many residences built by famous architects in the early twentieth century, some of them recycled as embassies or 5* hotels. Many parks, a couple of exposition centers and the Museum of Arts are within the limits. During the weekends, you can stroll through a craft market.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite stops in Buenos Aires, especially the old quarters full of colors where the original Italian immigrants lived. There are many souvenir shops, some with good bargains for leather, wool scarves and stones.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of Buenos Aires major attractions. You must visit the cemetery and listen to the stories. It´s like a city within the city, with avenues, narrow streets, trees....and lots of art works. It´s the largest coleection of stain-glass in the world. Fantastic.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

nothing like it anywhere else in the world. so glad we went and had no idea of the elaborate décor for mausoleums.

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I love going to Recoleta on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (especially if it's nice out). It is like going to a nice, relaxing, hippyish music festival. There are hundreds of excellent vendors selling everything from clothing, jewelry, accessories, artwork, to mate gourds and food. I bought many souvenirs there. There are people playing live music, sitting/laying in the park,... More

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Purrmerend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The cementary is what you go for, and it's a beautiful cementary. You can take a private tour or on thursday at 11.00 a group tour. I just like to wander around and admire the graves. Afterwards there are many bars and restaurants to sip on a coffe watch the crowd passing by

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This isn't the type of thing you see every day but it's certainly worth taking a look. It's very interesting and certainly worth a look. We did the self guided tour and really enjoyed it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect when our tour guide took us here. This is a very unique place, unlike others we have toured (e.g. arlington national cemetary). It also houses the mausoleum where eva peron is buried. absolutely a must visit in Buenos Aires. The mausoleums are set up like an exclusive enclave, where you can see each trying... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very beautiful neighbourhood. The cemetery worths the visit. The park in front of the cemetery have very good options of bars and restaurants.

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