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Recoleta - City of Buenos Aires - Argentina

The Recoleta is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of the city of Buenos Aires. The Recoelta is one of the main attractions for tourism. The tourist will find important works of architecture, museums and shopping centers in the neighborhood of Recoleta. La Recoleta is one of the neighborhoods favored by tourism for its hotels, restaurants and all kinds of tourist services that the tourist can find in this area of the city of Buenos Aires.

The route begins in the National Library at 2500 Agüero Street. Go along Agüero Street as long as Alcorta Avenue where you will find the Argentina Televisora Color Building. Turn into this Avenue toward Callao Avenue and you will see the Floralis Generica, an artificial flower of aluminum petals which open and close accordingly. Next to it, there is the Law University (Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires). Opposite the university, you will notice the Bellas Artes National Museum (Fine Arts National Museum) with more than 100,000 works. Its main gate is located on del Libertador Avenue. Go along Libertador until Posadas Street where the Palais de Glace can be seen. Go up Ayacucho until Alvear Avenue to find the Alvear Hotel. Turn into this Avenue till Francia Square where the Recoleta Cultural Center is placed, and next to it the Pilar Church, built in 1716 by the Jesuits. Just by it, lies the Recoleta Cemetery. On the corner of Ortiz and Quintana Streets, you will be able to enjoy a coffee in La Biela Café.

On Alvear Avenue, during its route from Junín Street as far as Cerrito Street, the most important small palaces in the cities can be found. We can mention the Apostolic Nunciature Palace, at 1637 of this same Avenue. The most representative of them all is the current France Embassy in the junction of Alvear and Cerrito Streets. The residence of Brazil’s Ambassador is another building which makes up the Historic Heritage of the City of Buenos Aires lying some meters before reaching Cerrito Street. The Patio Bullrich Shopping Mall is another reference point of the Recoleta neighborhood. Its main gate is located on Del Libertador Avenue between Libertad and Montevideo Streets. The gastronomic offer is very important and varied. The most sophisticated areas of the city of Buenos Aires are Recoleta, Puerto Madero and Palermo Soho. Recoleta has a lively night life, offering many alternatives.

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