Recoleta

Buenos Aires
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One of the city’s grandest and most elegant neighborhoods is also the final resting place of leading figures from Argentina’s history.

Explore the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, known for its parks, plazas, embassies, museums and galleries. With wide, tree-lined boulevards, open air cafés, designer boutiques and French-style architecture, the area has a European character. Some of Buenos Aires’ wealthiest and most prominent citizens have their homes here. Recoleta also contains a colossal cemetery filled with the crypts of many historic figures.

Wander past luxury hotels and houses with grand façades. Shop for designer goods in the expensive boutiques along Avenida Alvear and Avenida Santa Fe. Stop for coffee at La Biela, where motor racing champions used to meet in the 1950s. The café has been serving fresh brews for more than 150 years.

Devote at least a couple of hours to walking through the Recoleta Cemetery, where many famous Argentines are interred. Thousands of mausoleums of mixed architectural styles line long avenues of this vast walled cemetery. They house presidents, military leaders, scientists and writers. The most visited site is the tomb of Eva "Evita" Perón, the country's former First Lady, who championed the causes of the poor.

Beside the cemetery is the Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, an 18th-century church with brilliant white exterior walls and a single bell tower. View the baroque altar decorated with silver from the country’s Jujuy province. Examine paintings, vestments, writings and other religious artifacts inside the small museum.

For more cultural enjoyment, go to the Centro Cultural Recoleta, close to the basilica and cemetery. See temporary art exhibitions, concerts and performances by touring theater companies. Then walk the short distance to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Here you will find European and Argentine works of art spanning more than 800 years.

Relax in Recoleta’s green spaces including the Plaza Dante Alighieri and Thays Park. Plaza Francia offers an artisan market on the weekend.

If late nights are on the agenda, Recoleta provides several options. Sip designer cocktails in a converted mansion, have a late supper in an elegant French restaurant and dance to the latest electronic music in a basement club.


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Patios de Recoleta
Patios de Recoleta
2.5 out of 5
Pacheco de Melo 2019, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
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The price is AU$31 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Santa Fe Avenue. Plaza San Martin and Teatro Colon are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
3.3/5 (67 reviews)
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"The hotel is adequate good for the price that’s basically it."

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

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Alvear Palace Hotel-Leading Hotels of the World
Alvear Palace Hotel-Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$472 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Francia and Patio Bullrich. Plaza San Martin and Teatro ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (499 reviews)
"Staying in a empty "Palace" just opening after 16 months of being closed for the pandemic and having to wait 20 minutes to check in is unacceptable"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

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Melia Recoleta Plaza
Melia Recoleta Plaza
4.5 out of 5
Posadas 1557, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$114 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Francia, Recoleta Cultural Center and Recoleta ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (514 reviews)
"Unprofessional front desk staff took away from the experience. They seem to complicate things unnecessarily. Reservation was for 3 as shown in our expedia itinerary but concierge kept insisting his info indicated only 2. Upon arrival we set a 2pm late check out as per Expedia's perks but daytime ..."

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2021

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Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel
Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel
4 out of 5
Vicente Lopez 1955, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$236 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located in Recoleta, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Recoleta Mall and Teatro Colon. Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires and Obelisco are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (562 reviews)
"Staff was terrific. Great breakfast, great location."

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

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Hotel Intersur Recoleta
Hotel Intersur Recoleta
4 out of 5
AV Callao 1764, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
Located in Recoleta, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Recoleta Mall, Plaza Francia and Patio Bullrich. Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (354 reviews)
"Hotel in great location in Recoleta area, walking distance near restaurants, cemetary and cultural centre. Breakfast ok. Airport shuttle service good value. Needs a little TLC in rooms, needed to swap room on checkin as toilet was leaking and would hear it all night. Second room couple minor things ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

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Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Peña 2155, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
The price is AU$102 per night from 16 Nov. to 16 Nov.
Located in Recoleta, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Mariano Moreno National Library of the Argentine ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (699 reviews)
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"We found the Arc Recoleta to be a nice hotel comparable to a Hilton Garden or Hampton Inn. Nice location and excellent value. Location was superb and in the heart of Buenos Aires. Excellent English speaking staff. Restaurant was OK but not great. There was a place right around the corner that was ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
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