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Recoleta
An elegant residential district just north of downtown, Recoleta is Buenos Aires at its most polished—think luxury apartments, upscale boutiques, and perfectly manicured parks. The grand centerpiece is Recoleta Cemetery, a mini city of marble mausoleums and ornate crypts, where Eva “Evita” Perón was laid to rest.
 
The Basics
Strategically located en route from Palermo to Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta is a popular inclusion on Buenos Aires city tours, alongside neighborhoods such as La Boca, Puerto Madero, and San Telmo. The wide avenues and lively plazas of Recoleta are ideal for a walking tour, while bike tours will take you on a scenic detour through the parks and residential streets.

Most visitors make a beeline for the famous Recoleta Cemetery, but other top attractions in the area include the Palais de Glace (once a renowned tango hall), the striking Floralis Genérica sculpture, and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, home to the world's largest collection of Argentine art.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Recoleta has some excellent restaurants serving traditional Argentine cuisine, most of which are located along Avenida Alvear and Rodriguez Pena.
  • Although attractions, such as Recoleta Cemetery, are open daily, most museums are closed on Mondays.
  • Hotels, bars, and restaurants are generally a little pricier in Recoleta than in downtown Buenos Aires.
 
How to Get There
The Recoleta neighborhood is just northwest of central Buenos Aires and a short taxi ride from Palermo to the west and Retiro Station to the east. From Plaza Francia, the Museo de Belles Artes, and Recoleta Cemetery, the closest subway (subte) stations are Las Heras (Line H) and Facultad de Derecho (Line H).
 
When to Get There
While weekday mornings are the quietest time to take in the sights and visit the museums, the most atmospheric time to explore is on the weekend. Plaza Francia hosts a lively art and handicrafts market each weekend, and the surrounding streets are full of bars, cafés, and restaurants for a post-shopping lunch or dinner. In the evening hours, bars around Rodriguez Pena are filled with well-heeled locals.
 
Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery, with more than 6,400 tombs, each more elaborate than the next, makes for an impressive walking tour. Stop by Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, just north of the entrance, before passing through the grand cemetery gates to stroll along the tree-lined avenues. Look out for graves of notable Argentine politicians, military heroes, artists, and businessmen. Most famous, of course, is the tomb of former first lady Evita, which often draws a crowd.
Address: Junin Street, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina
Admission: Free
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Walking Tours

Recoleta Food Walking Tour

Stroll through Recoleta and taste local delicacies on this 3-hour food and walking tour. With your local guide, walk through the tony neighborhood's mansions and upscale restaurants. Taste the top 5 cuts of famous Argentine beef, sip a glass of local Malbec and try some other traditional appetizers. Learn about the neighborhood's history as a respite and meeting place for artists, politicians and writers. Ask for a crash course in Spanish from your guide if you want to learn some phrases to help you get around the city.
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Roller Skating Tour

Our tour begins in front of Recoleta´s Cemetery. We visit on foot Recoleta S Cemetery and Our Lady of Pilar Church , after it We start our Roller Skating Tour to see: Recoleta´s Cemetery, Our Lady of Pilar Church, French Square,Shopping Buenos Aires Design, Fine Arts Museum, Law school, Flower´s Monument, Little Palermo, Embassies Area, Palermo woods area, Rose Garden, Zoo, The Rural center of exhibitions, Italy Square and the Botanical Garden. Group day tour. Observations: Minimum 02 pax - Exclusive for people over 18 years.
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

Enjoy a Super Saver full-day tour of all the highlights of vibrant Buenos Aires. Begin the morning with a restful boat ride in the Tigre Delta that lets you see a different view of Argentina. Then transfer to a coach to spend the afternoon hitting all of Buenos Aires' important attractions in neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. End your marathon day with a delicious dinner and sensual tango show at one of two local haunts, Tango Porteño or Café de los Angelitos.
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Explore Buenos Aires' major tourist attractions on this Buenos Aires bus tour that hits all of the highlights. Buenos Aires is full of opportunities for sightseeing, from important historical sights like the famous Teatro Colón, the Plaza de Mayo, the rosy-hued Casa Rosada and the Plaza de la República to local neighborhoods. This informative city tour of Buenos Aires will take you through colorful La Boca, historic San Telmo, tony Recoleta and verdant Palermo Woods. Make two stops at some of the most important Buenos Aires sights for photos and commentary from your guide.
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires Like a Local

Escape the tourist path with this locals’ tour of Buenos Aires. Your porteño guide will share insider knowledge of the city as you explore on foot and by public transport. See the Plaza de Mayo and other major sites through the eyes of a local, as your guide points out hidden cafés, rare specialist shops, and little-known architectural details. You’ll also discover two beautiful residential areas, Recoleta and Palermo.
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Promo Buenos Aires: City Tour, Tigre Delta and Tango Show

Make the most of this great-value combo tour and enjoy three best-selling tours in one day! First, embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires and visit attractions like Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo and La Boca. After lunch (not included), escape the city for a cruise around the stilted houses and islands of the Tigre Delta. Finally, discover the magic of the tango with a spectacular evening tango show, accompanied by a delicious 3-course dinner.
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Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Experience the grandeur and sophistication of Recoleta's architecture on this afternoon walking tour. Visit Palais de Glace, Pilar Basilica, and Evita Peron's mausoleum among many other fascinating sites at Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about the Spanish, British, Italian, and French influences in this iconic Buenos Aires neighborhood during a 2-mile (3.2-km) circuit led by an informative guide.
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Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

Discover the many faces of Buenos Aires on this comprehensive 6-hour city walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll down the grand 9 de Julio Avenue, admire the landmark Obelisk and Palacio de Tribunales, and visit the bustling Plaza de Mayo, home to the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the tango venues and lively street market of San Telmo, the modern Puerto Madero district and La Boca, famous for its football stadium and colorfully painted houses, then tour the grandiose Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita).
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour

Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this 4-hour private tour of Buenos Aires. Learn about the Argentinian capital's culture and history through visits to its landmarks and highlights. Transportation provided to and from your accommodations in the city; departure time set to fit your schedule.
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Evita Peron Tour of Buenos Aires

Follow in Eva “Evita” Peron's footsteps on this half-day coach and walking tour of Buenos Aires. The first lady of Argentina for the better part of a decade, she won the public's hearts during her husband's presidency and continues to be a symbol of Buenos Aires. Evita has two museums that display her memorabilia and is interred at the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about Argentina's history, culture, and politics through the lens of the fascinating Evita Perone.
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Food Tours

Buenos Aires Food Walking Tour in Recoleta

Discover Argentina's traditional foods on this 3-hour walking tour of Recoleta with an in-the-know guide. Visit several of the elegant neighborhood's best restaurants to sample authentic cuisine such as empanadas, dulce de leche and parilla. You'll taste Argentine wines and dine like the locals on this food-lover's tour of one of Buenos Aires' most charming barrios.
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Best of Buenos Aires Walking Tour

Discover friendly, fascinating Buenos Aires on foot during this 2-mile (3.2-km) walking tour of Argentina's capital city. This morning walking tour lets you experience the history, customs and culture of Argentina. Follow your local guide to the city's iconic buildings and monuments during this educational morning excursion that includes the fascinating classic neighborhoods of Recoleta and Barrio Norte.
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Unforgettable Buenos Aires

Discover why Buenos Aires is the cosmopolitan city as you delight your senses with beautiful people, historic architecture, scrumptious food and wine, and stunning city of contacts on a private tour just for you. We’ll explore the area on foot and by streetcar, while learning secrets and stories of the unforgettable Buenos Aires.Savor delicious snacks from local coffee shop on your own private experience.Stroll by the best street art and learn about its history from your local guide.Feel like a Porteño (local) taking the subway and local bus in BA.
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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: Recoleta and Palermo

Bike through Buenos Aires' Palermo, Puerto Madero and Recoleta neighborhoods on this 3.5-hour guided bike tour in the morning or afternoon. Visit major highlights of this Argentine capital city, including Barrio Norte and Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about the history and culture of Buenos Aires from your expert guide while enjoying local architecture and the city's green spaces.
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SMALL-GROUP BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

A unique opportunity to sightsee the main spots in Buenos Aires by sharing this experience in a small group upto 14 passengers.
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

Hit all of Buenos Aires' must-see sights and experiences in one Super Saver that includes a city sightseeing tour and an evening among passionate Argentine tango dancers. A comfortable coach ride will ferry you through the city's notable neighborhoods, including trendy Palermo, tony Recoleta and historic San Telmo. When evening falls, choose from of two of Buenos Aires' most famous tango spots, Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño for dinner and a show.
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires by Night with Optional Dinner

Experience Buenos Aires' thriving nightlife on this private tour. Navigate the city like a 'porteño,' a Buenos Aires local, starting with an Argentine feast (at your own expense). Walk off your meal through the lively streets of neighborhoods like San Telmo, Recoleta, or Palermo after nightfall. Stop for a nightcap, ice cream, or tea with at a cafe frequented by the locals.
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Buenos Aires in One Day Walking Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Buenos Aires on this guided walking tour. Visit more than 75 landmarks and important features like Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, and stroll through neighborhoods including San Telmo, Palermo, and Recoleta. This sightseeing tour with an informative guide is designed for those who have limited time or just want to see everything in the capital city at once.
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City Tours

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Buenos Aires City Tour

This private shore excursion offers a great-value introduction to Buenos Aires and is designed for cruise passengers traveling in groups of more than 10. Your full-day city tour can be customized to suit your preferences, visiting neighborhoods such as La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, and Palermo, and stopping to see landmarks including Recoleta Cemetery, Caminito Street, Casa Rosada, and the Obelisk.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Buenos Aires Tour including lunch and Cafe de los Angelitos dinner&show

See the best of Buenos Aires on your own terms. Skip the stress of navigating public transit and relax as your private driver and guide chauffeurs you around the sprawling city in comfort. Stop for a traditional lunch at a landmark cafe, then spend the afternoon at your leisure before hitting the town for a night of tango at a renowned, intimate venue. Be absorbed in the passion of talented dancers and musicians while enjoying a classic Argentinian dinner with wine.
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

Promo Buenos Aires: City Tour & Gaucho Experience

Enjoy the best of both worlds with this great-value combo tour, pairing a city sightseeing tour with a thrilling gaucho experience. First, take in the highlights of Buenos Aires on a comprehensive sightseeing tour and visit Plaza de Mayo, historic San Telmo and La Boca, and the magnificent Recoleta Cemetery. Next, head to the Argentine Pampas on a full-day tour of Estancia Santa Susana, including a horseback or horse-drawn carriage ride and a traditional BBQ lunch, accompanied by live folk music and entertaining gaucho (cowboy) demonstrations.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Private Tour: Half-Day Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

With just one day in Buenos Aires, there’s a lot to see and do, and a private tour ensures you maximise your time. On this private 4-hour sightseeing tour, admire landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo, and the Obelisk; visit Evita’s grave at Recoleta Cemetery; and explore neighborhoods such as La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Buenos Aires Electric Bike Tour with Lunch

Get to know the diverse neighborhoods of Buenos Aires from the seat of an electric bike on this active, full-day tour. Cruise through bustling Plaza de Mayo, colorful La Boca, modern Puerto Madero, leafy Palermo, ritzy Recoleta, and other districts, covering huge swaths of the city with ease thanks to a battery-powered boost. Learn about the city’s history from a friendly guide, and rest up over included lunch at a typical Argentinian restaurant.
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6-Day Tour of Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

Combine sightseeing in the city with one of South America’s most impressive natural wonders on this 6-day tour of Buenos Aires and Iguazu National Park, including 3-, 4- or 5-star accommodation. Get a taste of multi-cultural Buenos Aires as you explore the neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca and Palermo, then enjoy a spectacular tango dinner show. Next, fly to Puerto Iguazu (flight not included) and stand in awe beneath the dramatic Iguazu Falls, with visits to both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides.
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