- The city
Name in memory of the Recoleta monks who settled in these territories. Today it is one of the most glamorous and attractive neighbourhoods in the city, where we find:
1. National LibraryAguero 2502
Opened in 1922. The architects were Clorindo Testa, Alicia Cazzaniga and Francisco Bullrich. It is one of the most important and prestigious in the world, its has more than 2,000,000 copies. Consequently it is the best in Latin America.
It has capacity for 960 people, nine reading rooms, an auditorium and a school librarian.
2. Square República Oriental del Uruguay, Av del Libertador, Austria, Tagle and Figueroa Alcorta Avenue
Where stands the sculpture in honor of General José Gervasio Artigas. Performed by José Luis Zorrilla de San Martin and architect Alejandro Bustillo.
3. Miter Plaza, Avenida del Libertador and Luis Agote
Plaza in memory of the great politician and president Bartolomé Miter. Area luxury buildings, houses of wonderful architecture. It is a residential area and is where the embassy is located in United Kingdom.
4. France Plaza, Av del Libertador, Ricardo Levene, Dr. Luis Agote and Av Pueyrredón
Opened in 1910. Built by the French Peynot Edmond, on the occasion of the centennial of the May Revolution.
5. National Museum of Fine Arts, Avenida del Libertador 1473
One of the most important museums in the country and the world. A worldwide attraction, it has 32 rooms and a collection of over 10,000 copies. It exhibits works as those of Goya, El Greco, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miró, Bourdelle, Rodin, Candido Lopez Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
6. Law School, Av Figueroa Alcorta 2263
Founded in 1821 by the rector Dr. Antonio Saenz. Distinguished by its high academic level but also for its stunning architecture. It has an art gallery, a library and a museum.
Built and designed by Arturo Ochoa, Ismael and Pedro Chiapore Vivent.
7. Torcuato de Alvear Square, between Avenida del Libertador, Pueyrredón, Alvear and Junín
Where we find one of the largest and most important fairs in Buenos Aires. One of the most popular places among tourists, especially on weekends. Surrounded by historical buildings.
8. Monument to General C. M. Alvear
Monument built by Antonio Emilio Bourdelle in memory of General Carlos María de Alvear. General Alvear was a recognized and respected politician, member of Saint Martin, Chief Director of the United Provinces of Río de la Plata and chairman of the House of the Year XIII.
9. Palais de Glace, Posadas 1725
Between 1911 and 1912, ran an ice rink. Then it became a popular tango salon. Today, known as the Palais de Glace it is one of the the greatest centers of art exhibition in the country.
10. Alvear Avenue
Formerly known as Bella Vista. Built in 1885 by action of the then Mayor Don Torcuato de Alvear, who suggested and encouraged the performance in honor of his father Carlos María de Alvear.
Regarding the Hotel Alvear, it is a building of 1928, it has 280 rooms and large terraces overlooking the River. It is one of the most elegant of the city.
11. Recoleta Cultural Center Junin 1930
Opened in 1979. Refurbished by the architects Jacques Bedel, Luis Benedit Clorindo and Testa. It is a cultural center with 27 rooms, fine arts exhibits, concerts, plays, dances, performances, electroacoustic music and video shows.
12. Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Junín 1892
Built by Andrew Balnqui. It has a small museum next to him. I used to be inhabited by monks Recollects.
13. Recoleta Cemetery, Junín 1790
These lands were the garden of the Recoleta monks but when they were expelled in 1822, the cemetery was placed here. It has great a historical, cultural and artistic value and it is where great characters of history rest, politicians, warriors, presidents, writers, scientists and artists.
14. Recoleta is one of the busiest and most elegant neighborhoods of the city.
Here we find among the various offers that we can highlight upscale restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and bowling alleys. Busy day and night. Recoleta is a neighborhood that does not sleep
15. Bar La Biela, Quintana and Roberto M. Ortiz
Until 1942, this bar was popularly known as Aero Bar Cafe was where they were motorsport fans and one of the most popular bars. In 1999 it changed its name to the current Bar La Biela and was declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Legislature of the City.