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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 is where it's at!!!

Great upscale area. They have a artists flea market on Saturday mornings that was fantastic. Evita Peron is buried in the Recoleta Cemetary (good luck finding her crypt . . it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great upscale area. They have a artists flea market on Saturday mornings that was fantastic. Evita Peron is buried in the Recoleta Cemetary (good luck finding her crypt . . it is the best kept secret in Buenos Aires.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Recoleta is a traditional colorful district. There you can find many good restaurants and bars in Vicente López St. where there is also a mall with many trandy shops. I highly recommend the restaurant El Sanjuanino in Posadas St. which offers the typical empanadas (delicious!). The visit to Recoleta cementery is an interesting option. Buenos Aires Design is big mall... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting the graveyard is like taking an architectural and historical tour in miniature. It was absolutely interesting and beautiful. It seems safer than the graveyard in New Orleans but do be aware of your surroundings and as always in BA, do not bring a lot with you when you go outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

An area which draws you like a magnet,one feels like walking by many times. Each building has a history and a story. La Recoleta cemetery is where Eva Peron is buried. This area has many dining options .

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Recoleta is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires most famous for La Recoleta Cemetery which houses the elaborate burial sites of many of Argentina's elite--including that of Eva Peron. One can wander for hours through the cemetery as well as throughout the neighborhood which contains many restaurants and shops.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Can't go to Buenos Aires without stopping for a walk through Recoleta. Interesting phenomena...large, quite stately crypts, some in various stages of disrepair, and of course, the resting place of Eva Peron Duarte.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I walked through endless streets and explored plazas and other lovely sights in Recoleta. Finding Evita's grave was my main objective, but I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the entire area. It was easily my favorite part of Buenos Aires.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You will not see this kind of place anywhere else. All those graves you can't even call them graves. They are like monuments, all unique

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lots of beautiful memorials to visit, also quite morbid-feeling even on a sunny day. I just stopped in here on the Lonely Planet guidebook's recommendation but ended up spending a little extra time as my travel companion was also captivated by the avenues and avenues of tombs, and imagining the great families and ghosts who come to rest here.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great neighborhood, and in walking distance to some great sights. Recoleta cemetery very close, walk to San Martin area, and not far to Palermo! Inexpensive taxi's abound!

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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.