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Centro Cultural Recoleta

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Address: Junin 1930, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 11/4803-1041
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Next to the famed Recoleta Cemetery (final resting place of Eva Perón)...

Next to the famed Recoleta Cemetery (final resting place of Eva Perón) stands an arts center with permanent and touring exhibits that also features theatrical and musical performances. Its first floor houses the kid-interactive Museo Participativo de Ciencias, where youngsters can wander on their own.

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Free Galleries...

And free wifi. Interesting artwork in my opinion and certainly well worth a visit. The beauty of it having many small galleries is that if you don't like ehat is in one room you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Free entry is a bonus, but the contents did not live up to expectations. Speaking Spanish would definitely make it better (and we did not). Some of the art within was different (see pictures). There are some ruins within, but we had no idea of their significance.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

And free wifi. Interesting artwork in my opinion and certainly well worth a visit. The beauty of it having many small galleries is that if you don't like ehat is in one room you move to the next Art is very personal so don't let the recent reviews put you off.

Thank Albywon
San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I came twice to this venue in Dec.2015. The first time was for a concert by a youth orchestra. The second time to visit the museum installations. The building itself is from the 1970s at latest and it is falling apart and very poorly maintained. Classic Latin America dumpy building that has seen better days. The youth orchestra was not... More 

Thank Chris M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

For something called Cultural Center I found it to be really disappointing and could not make much sense of it. The modern contemporary exhibitions did not impress me at all - there was some audio art exhibition and some cloth history exhibition. Not appealing to me.

Thank irina_bubulina
Margate, South Africa
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It all seemed a bit dilapidated and neglected but it was for free helped fill the day discovering Recoleta.

Thank Silvi227
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We greatly enjoyed the eccentricity of this cemetery. Cats everywhere, mausoleums for Evita and family, and others of local and national significance. But be careful. There are pickpockets everywhere in this area, bot in the cemetery and the surrounding bars and restaurants. An experienced traveler, from the U.S., in our group , had her purse picked of her wallet without... More 

Thank Jim1947
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On March 5, 2015 the cultural Centre of Recoleta “Centro Cultural de Recoleta”, inaugurated a photographic exhibition entitled “La Bestia”, “the beast” by Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz and Salvadoran Journalist Oscar Martínez. This is an emotional and gripping photographic display of the stories of thousands of migrants trying to reach the US on board the notorious merchandize trains, nick named... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We decided to come by to see Cesar Pelli's exhibition which was very nice but we ended up staying hours inside because we were marvelled by the other collections. Apparently there is a interactive museum but it was closed. When we were about to leave we got into a never ending path with rooms showing wonderful Buenos Aires pictures and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I very much enjoyed the photography exhibition that was on display - some extremely creative pieces.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This is supposed to be a "cultural" center, as I understood it.... Did not see any evidence of that when I was there.

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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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