Buenos Aires - Recoleta
Recoleta is an upmarket district of Buenos Aires.
- Recoleta Cemetery - an elegant last resting place for eminent residents. The elaborate tombs were built above ground because the bodies would float to the surface in the marshy land. Home to Eva Peron and other dignitaries. Tombs that have fallen into disrepair are often not maintained, so be prepared a few coffins! Well worth a visit.
- National Fine Arts Museum (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) - a top-notch museum - some well-known impressionists are represented, including some wonderful Degas ballerinas. The museum brings home to you the fact that BA was a rich part of the European mainstream for much of its history.
- Del Pilar Church (Iglesia del Pilar) - a beautiful church close to the cementery with a lot of history
- Ahin Spa, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hotel, Avenida Alvear 1661, ☎ +54 11 5171 1234(email@example.com), .
- La Biela Cafe President Quintana is a great place to settle in for a few hours outside under the huge ancient tree. Apparently, the biela is part of a car necessary for it to run, and racers used to gather here a long time ago.
- El Parillon de Recoleta excellent selections of meats, salads and pasta with an Uruguayan influence. Specializes in roast baby pig. Dependable and friendly service, moderate prices.
- The Shamrock Rodriguez Peña 1200, Irish Pub.
- Recoleta has many antique and interior decoration shops.
- Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Avenida Alvear 1661, ☎ +54 11 5171 1234(firstname.lastname@example.org), . 5 star hotel with its own art gallery and a full service spa.
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