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I loved B.A., Recoleta was great and the cafes all have these wonderful trees…the cemetary was fabulous and the whole of BA in general is lovely… although McDonalds needs to go elsewhere besides across the street from Recoleta Cemetary:)!I recomend just not using a tourist map but wandering around, as this offered me surprises (although be careful). Serrano Plaza (not in Recoleta) was actually my favorite place. I would recommend exploring Tango, The Canning was near my house and I learned there…its fabulous (although it takes about 6 months to really feel confident). I tango all the time in the states now..its just a great fabulous interesting hobby and the dollar/peso was great.I have some great tango shoes! I really liked wandering around B.A, especially Palermo Viejo and went on a boat trip to Uraguay which was great.Colonia was moody and atmospheric in their fall, the USA’s summer… People are more then willing to help you with your Spanish although you are kind of a target if you are American with the exchange rate..people will try to rip you off but you can’t blame them.Don’t wire money to reserve apartments….over 5 years ago
It is considered to be one of the finest and most expensive areas of the city. It boasts many French style buildings, large green spaces and first class restaurants. Originally, this area was made up of simple houses or “ranchos”. During the XVII century though, the lands were bestowed to the Recoleto fathers (Padres Recoletos) where the place takes its name from. Both the Convent and the Pilar Church were built by them in 1706.
During the yellow fever epidemic in 1871, many rich families fled to this area and built large houses and palaces surrounded by large gardens. Some people consider this district a copy of París. Many cultural events take place here. On weekends there is a large handicrafts market where you can find high quality items, and legions of street performers. Every day you will be able to enjoy tipicaly argentina mate or delicious tea at LoiSuites Recoleta Hotel.
There are a great number of restaurants, pubs and night clubs on the streets surrounding the cementery, which gives a special atmosphere to the place.
Recoleta Cementery: Junín Street and Quintana Avenue. It is one of the most famous cementeries in the world. It was founded in 1822 by the Recoleto Fathers. It is six hectares in size. There are famous sculptures, crypts, and gaves where famous people rest, some of which are considered Historic Monuments.
Important mausoleums, such as Eva Duarte´s, worldwide known as Evita, Federico Leloir´s, Meddicine Noberl Prize, Luis Angel Firpo´s, the boxer, as well as those of other national heroes, writers and former Argentine Presidents, can be found there.over 7 years ago
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