Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Pretty much the center of all tourist activity in the city, and despite my best efforts, the area where I spend most of my time. Here you'll find the Village Recoleta, where there are many shops, restaurants and a huge movie theatre. Take a walk outside, and go head down Junin for the longest and most touristy restaurant row in the city. The prices may be a bit higher here, but the food is generally good in most places, and very good in my favorite, El Parrillon de Recoleta.
Across the street is the Cemetario de Recoleta (where you can visit the tomb of Evita, among others), The Basilica Nuestra Senora del Pilar, as well as the Plastic Museum (yes!). And if you are so inclined, check out the swanky and famous Alvear Palace Hotel; the place where royalty and heads of state stay.
Favorite thing: One of the best spots in Buenos Aires.....!!! it is some huge gardens closer to the famous Recoleta graveyard... the best attraction are in sunday afternoon when there are live music (rock) ... traditional handicraft stalls, capoeira dancers and hulk practicers...all per free... i enjoyed a lot there....this was one of the best moments in buenos aires
Founded in the 16th century and ruled by the Spanish for approximately 200 years, Buenos Aires prospered in part because of its riverside location and in part because of its industrious inhabitants.
Recent history has seen economic turmoil cost many Portenos their entire life's savings, but people here seem to have borrowed that famous British characteristic, "a stiff upper lip" and are carrying on.
This is a square I really like! I used to live at my grandmother's house from 1995 till 2005 and she lives right infront of this square.
Es una plaza que me gusta mucho. Vivi en la casa de mi abuela desde 1995 hasta 2005 y ella vive justo enfrente a esta plaza.
It is on the left side of the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar. Along the cementery?s streets, you will find mausoleums with sculptures by famous local and international artists. Many well-known people are buried here, such as Eva Duarte de Peron (Evita), Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Facundo Quiroga and Bartolome Mitre.
Quintana Ave. and Junin st. (daily 7am.-6pm)
Favorite thing: The construction of the church dates back to the 18th century. It is one of the most typical vestiges of the colonial period, and an example of jesuitical architecture. Inside it has a single central nave with several chapels with carvings and images from the 18th century.
This is the view of the Buenos Aires design from Av. Pueyrredon.
Buenos Aires Design es el primer y unico mall tematico dedicado enteramente al dise?o, construccion, equipamiento y decoracion. En el primer nivel, hay una terraza de 3000 mts2, en la cual interactuan propuestas gastronomicas y de dise?o, en un ambiente ideal para disfrutar del aire libre con la mejor vista de la Recoleta.
Fondest memory: Av. Pueyrredon y Av. del Libertador
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This church is called Iglesia Nuestra Se?ora del Pilar and it's located in Recoleta.
It used to be white and yellow, but they painted all in white some years ago..
In my opinion, it was nicer before...
Esta Iglesia se llama Iglesia Nuestra Se?ora del Pilar y queda en Recoleta.
Solia ser blanca y amarilla, pero la pintaron de blanco hace algunos a?os. En mi opinion, quedaba mas linda antes...
Favorite thing: while trying to get to the famoust cemetery, where Evita Peron, Carlos Gardel and some other argentinian people. i walked through this beautiful area, called RECOLETA. There are so many flats with plenty of little trees outside the windows, and some other are located over some balcons. i really like to see so many vegetations around.
The Cervantes Theater it's the only National Theater of Argentina. It is National Historical and Artistic Monument from October of 1995, by law 24,570, sanctioned by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the
Nation, and 1st of January of 1997 was constituted in autarkic organism.
The National Theater Cervantes develops an intense activity. To the programming of the official season of its rooms, the participation of invited international elencos is added, special functions for schools, spectacles programmed by the Association Friends of the Cervantes Theater, deprived events, courses, factories and seminaries in charge of people from the country and from abroad.
El Teatro Cervantes ostenta el caracter de unico Teatro Nacional de la Republica Argentina. Es Monumento Historico-Artistico Nacional desde octubre de 1995, por la ley 24.570, sancionada por el Senado y la Camara de diputados de la Nacion, y se constituyo en organismo autarquico el 1 de enero de 1997.
El Teatro Nacional Cervantes desarrolla una intensa actividad. A la programaci?n de la temporada oficial de sus salas, se suma la participacion de elencos internacionales invitados, funciones especiales para escuelas, espectaculos programados por la Asociacion Amigos del Teatro Cervantes, eventos privados, cursos, talleres y seminarios a cargo de destacados teatristas del pais y el extranjero.
Fondest memory: Address: Av. Cordoba 1155
Era un antiguo convento, construido en 1732 por los monjes recoletos. Desde 1886 funciono como asilo de ancianos y a partir de 1979 paso a cumplir la funcion de centro cultural que desarrolla en la actualidad.
El Centro Cultural Recoleta cumpli? 25 a?os y realiza una gran muestra que rinde homenaje a sus protagonistas.
Hasta el 26 de febrero, se exhibir?n alrededor de mil fotos; un video documental de 25 minutos con im?genes del quehacer cotidiano de quienes trabajan en el lugar; materiales que representan el esp?ritu del Recoleta; y la diversidad de propuestas que alberg? desde sus inicios este el hist?rico edificio de 16 mil metros cuadrados.
It was an ancient convent, constructed in 1732 by the recoleto's monks. From 1886 it worked as an asylum for ancients and from 1979 it became the cultural center that you can see actually.
The Cultural Center of Recoleta celebrated it's 25 year old. Till february 26 there will be lot's of exhibitions regarding it's history.
Fondest memory: Address: Junin 1930
Martes a Viernes de 14 a 21 hs. $1.
S?bados, Domingos y Feriados de 10 a 14 hs. $1.
Tuesdays to fridays from 2 pm to 9 pm. (entrance $1)
Sat., sund. and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm. (entrance $1)
Favorite thing: La Recoleta is one of the fanciest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. With its majestic apartment buildings and restaraunts,boutiques,embassies, its a definite must see. Not that far from here you can also visit the cemetary where Evita Peron was burried, considred one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the World.
This mausoleum is an example of architecture in Cemeterio de la Recoleta, in the upscale Recoleta barrio of Buenos Aires. The cemetery is the final resting place of many of Argentina's wealthy and famous, including Eva Duarte de Perón.
Visit my Recoleta travelogue for more pictures.
I finally arrived in the cemetery. and to tell you by the truth, when some woman offered me a map of the cemetery. i really regreted not to do. yeah, all the locations are almost similar the most fascinating thing was watching the boxes, forget to say in english. and also, with some help of a lady i found evita peron. but i didn`t know that Carlos Gardel, the most famous singer of TANGO was buried over there as well. so, as you can imagine i was really sad not to visit him.
so, one important thing to say is that if you wanna do a cool tour, BUY THE MAP. is not expensive and it will help you more indeed.
Fondest memory: the deaths, buried and you can see them inside their boxes...again how do you say? ataud in english?
Favorite thing: I can't describe all , you have to be there to know atmosphere of city and day by day you will feel it :)