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Centro Cultural Recoleta

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Address: Junin 1930, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4803-1041
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Art, history and views all in one place

The building dates from colonial days and has served as a monastery, hospital, old people's home and now one of the highlights in the Buenos Aires artistic menu. The place itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building dates from colonial days and has served as a monastery, hospital, old people's home and now one of the highlights in the Buenos Aires artistic menu. The place itself definitely deserves spending a while just looking at the surroundings from this scenic mound in the centre of the city, with beautiful gardens, handcrafts fair and of course all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Interesting building. Lots of exhibitions. The key thing is free. Also its close to the Recoleta cemetery. If you have time, they even have a laser dance show at the end of the alley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

There are rooms for different arts, I enjoyed the one room a lot, others wasnt so exctiting to me. You should visit and see for yourself, I think everyone can find something for themselves. Free to enter. There are restrooms that you can use. Artisans Market helds in front it at weekends.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Interesting architecture from outside, basic spaces for expos inside. We saw a photographic exhibition and then a performance by De La Guarda "Fuerta Bruta" - amazing acrobatic show.

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Sorrento, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

It is absolutely a local cultural centre, it express basic, simple artistic ways of local gentinian artists, very different from what you can find in Europe, like London or Paris, but definitely with a peaceful vibe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

This is a space to enjoy contemporary Argentinian art. It is in between a museum and a gallery. Good selection of young artist.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This building is prominently located in Recoleta, very close to the cemetery and all other places that matter. The outside is a delight; it is painted deep orange and white and looks enticing. Yet inside it has the appeal of an old hospital with its long corridors and white walls. There are regualr exhibitions which would look better in a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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.
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