If you are traveling abroad to Argentina, whether to live or study Spanish in Buenos Aires, there are a myriad of fantastic, interesting, and very Argentine neighbourhoods to check out. However, there are a few that seem to stand out from the rest, and this week we are featuring Recoleta.
Recoleta is considered one of the more glamorous areas in the city, often catering to a more ‘mature’ crowd, featuring antique buildings and apartment buildings, everything from international cuisine to traditional Argentina fair, ritzy and luxurious shops and boutique, fancy hotels, as well as a few of the most visited tourist sites in the city. Despite its clientele, locals and visitors alike flock to enjoy the scenery in Recoleta, open green spaces, cultural sites, and amenities.
Centro Cultural Recoleta
This cultural centre in Recoleta features a myriad of different events and activities. Everything from art shows, theatre, exhibits, courses, classes, and seminars, can be enjoyed at this centre, just go to their website or drop in and checkout what is being featured now.
Cementerio de la Recoleta
Perhaps the biggest attraction in Recoleta, this famous larger than life cemetery was constructed back in the late 1800’s and graves some of the most influential and important Argentines in history, all housed in the most spectacular graves imaginable, creating the atmosphere of a small concrete city rather than a graveyard.
UBA – Law building
MNBA – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
This beautiful Museum of Art in Recoleta features some of the most important art colletions in Latin America, featuring 24 exhibit halls, a permanent collection of art pieces, and an art history library.
Recoleta Crafts Market
Every weekend, the grass hill just outside of the cemetery and the cultural centre, is home to a huge public market that sells everything from little tourist souvenir, to clothing, crafts, leathers, jewellery, and more.
Interested in more neighborhoods, check out last week’s neighborhood!