Recoleta

Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries and morphs into a street fair on weekends.
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Neighborhood: 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.
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Julia M
5 contributions
A lovely area!
Sep 2021
We enjoyed Recoleta very much. The french arquitecture is very beautiful, sometimes you feel like in Paris. There was a handicraft fair and we enjoyed the street artists there. Sunday is the best day to visit it.
Written September 6, 2021
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bmick1920
Fort Mill, SC40 contributions
Be sure to go
Feb 2020
Lovely...pass by Eva Peron's cemetery quickly, as it is the most crowded place and move on to some really lovely locations.
Written September 23, 2020
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mmlosey1119
Houston, TX1,216 contributions
Pretty neighborhood
Jan 2020
We stayed in a boutique hotel for our one night in BA because I wanted to be close to the cemetery. The neighborhood felt safe enough to walk from our hotel to the cemetery in the late afternoon. There was a currency exchange place open on Sunday just a block from our hotel so it was good that we didn't wait in the long lines at the airport. We walked by the gigantic beautiful gomero trees which are a site to see. And we had a light lunch of empanadas in a hidden gem of a restaurant away from the tourist scene two blocks from our hotel. Everything you need is within walking distance and it a serene and pretty walk along the tree-lined streets.
Written April 10, 2020
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magicien2
Victoria, Canada112 contributions
Beautiful area
Feb 2020
Recoleta is a beautiful area with stores, restaurants and parks. We spent 4 nights in the center of the action and loved every minute of it. People are really kind. So much to see and so close to transportation. A great area.
Written April 2, 2020
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CBonn57
Quispamsis, Canada208 contributions
Peaceful Morning
Feb 2020 • Friends
We were up early and the Recoleta was a short distance from our hotel. No one was around so we were able to stroll through the cemetery and view the amazing tombstones . It truly was a peaceful time to view this remarkable cemetery.
Written April 2, 2020
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Judy B
New Berlin, WI290 contributions
A great area to stay in!
Mar 2020
After wandering all over Buenos Aires for two weeks, this area is definitely one of the nicest! Lovely shops, fairly quiet, good location, not a ton of restaurants but the ones that are here were very good.
Written March 29, 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,962 contributions
Nice Place for a Stroll
Jan 2020
It was a bit rainy the day we were there but that didn't deter us from spending a couple of hours just strolling around the area. Lots to see and do. Very safe if not altogether spotless.
Written March 20, 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,402 contributions
Lovely neighbourhood
Mar 2020 • Friends
We took a taxi to this area and spent a couple of hours wandering around the streets. It is a safe part of Buenos Aires, with nice shops, locals selling arts on the streets and a good number of bars and restaurants. It is near to the famous cemetery, which is really worth seeing.
Written March 18, 2020
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640silviak
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Upmarket area of Buenos Aires
Mar 2020
La Recoleta is best known for its famous, historic cemetery. Its weekend markets are also fabulous, notorious for its assortment of touristy souvenirs and leather products, but where one can also find fantastic hand made goods in wool, silk and silver. Asking for a discount is expected if paying cash, adding to the bargain hunter. This area is also close to the Alvear Palace Hotel. Beautiful in itself, it is surrounded by historic buildings and wide avenues with top shops, boutiques and modern buildings to be admired. La Recoleta provides a sharp contrast to the busier, less clean areas of the city centre, adding to the experience of a city of contrast.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jorge V
San Juan, Puerto Rico58 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very nice area. A must see and walk if you are in BA. Many restaurants and shops. Beautiful, huge tree in the plaza. The area makes you want to come back to BA.
Written March 16, 2020
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