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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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Watch your wallet!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Margate, South Africa
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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.

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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 

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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As part of the Evita tour we visited her grave in the Cementerio de La Recoleta. It may sound strange but don't miss a visit while in Buenos Aires. We have done a similar tour in Paris but the tombs and mausoleums here are even more elaborate. Evita most well known internationally because of Lloyd Weber musical and movie but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Visited with my wife sorry to say that we have to say that we didn't get the whole meaning of the exhibition as it was all in Spanish, did notice a poster stuck behind a door on a wall that listed all the concentration camps that the Germans operated during second world war didn't see the need for it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I visited this place on a Saturday afternoon. I didn't think much of some of the exhibitions (but of course each of us will have a different tastes) but I did enjoy the Andy Goldestein exhibition which was a series of photographs of families from all over South America in their homes. Some would refer to the exhibition as 'poverty... More 

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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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