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Recoleta Tours

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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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Buenos Aires Food Walking Tour in RecoletaHalf-day Tours

Buenos Aires Food Walking Tour in Recoleta

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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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Small-Group City Tour of Buenos AiresHalf-day Tours

Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Squeeze all of Buenos Aires’ most visited sights into one small-group city tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Admire the iconic Casa Rosada presidential palace on Plaza de Mayo and stroll down the grand Avenida de Mayo, then explore the cobblestone streets of historic San Telmo, the birthplace of the tango. Head to La Boca to snap photos of the brightly painted houses along Caminito street, then explore the buzzing port of Puerto Madero and pay a visit to the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, home to Evita’s grave.
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour

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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 takes you through colorful La Boca, historic San Telmo, chic 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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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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Buenos Aires Walking City TourHalf-day Tours

Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

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Discover the many faces of Buenos Aires on this comprehensive 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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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River CruiseDay Trips

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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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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Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos AiresBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos Aires

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Cycle through the Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods with a small group and guide during this half-day tour. Stop at the Evita Perón Monument, Recoleta Cemetery, and the Rose Garden. Bicycles (beach cruisers) and helmets included.
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Discover all the different sides to Buenos Aires on one 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. See the grand presidential buildings of Plaza de Mayo, the modern waterfront of Puerto Madero and the cobblestone alleyways of San Telmo. This tour also includes a visit to La Boca neighborhood. Visit the tomb of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Evita, in Recoleta Cemetery, and admire the European-style mansions and parks of Palermo, the capital’s most exclusive residential area.
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Get around Buenos Aires by private car on this personalized full-day tour. See highlights, such as Plaza de Mayo, with a professional guide who points out significant landmarks in the cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy a customizable itinerary as you travel at a relaxed pace through popular neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. Round-trip transport is included from your hotel or the cruise terminal.
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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 Electric Bike Tour with Lunch

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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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A unique opportunity to sightsee the main spots in Buenos Aires by sharing this experience with a small group upto 14 passengers.
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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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Walking Tour of Recoleta in Buenos Aires with Recoleta CemeteryGhost & Vampire Tours

Walking Tour of Recoleta in Buenos Aires with Recoleta Cemetery

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Discover the 19th Century charms of Recoleta with this 3-hour walking tour. As you admire the ornate architecture of this neighborhood in the north of Buenos Aires, your guide will share historical anecdotes and gossip from the Belle Epoque. Visit Plaza San Martin, Retiro, the Embassies, scenic streets including Arroyo and Alvear, and end with a full tour of the famous Recoleta Cemetery.
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Buenos Aires Personal PaparazziBus Tours

Buenos Aires Personal Paparazzi

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Come and know the city through the eyes of a professional photographer and get beautiful memories in unique places, while we're walking we are going to do an enjoyable photoshoot in a non traditional way, which will allows us to get more authentic-candid portraits and a lot of fun! so, if you're afraid of the camera's lens this will be perfect for you. Of course, I'll be there to help you anytime. Click on "check availability" and choose the day and place that you most like. -2x1 BA photoshoot - available the whole week -La Recoleta -La Boca (Only on saturday and sunday at 8:00) -Palermo Soho -Casa Rosada and Obelisk -Puerto madero -El Rosedal -Obelisk and Corrientes Ave Didn't find the date that you're looking for? Text me: wanderportraits -After booking please send me your cellphone number. -In 7 work days you'll get 15 pictures per person by email, get 5 more photos for $20 extra and select them from the gallery yourself! -I do not deliver raw files or unedited photos.
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Buenos Aires City TourHalf-day Tours

Buenos Aires City Tour

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Get a snapshot of Buenos Aires by taking this regular coach tour. Visit the main touristic sights: Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca - Caminito, Puerto Madero, Palermo & Recoleta.
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Private Recoleta Walking guided Tour with Cementery and EvitaLuxury Tours

Private Recoleta Walking guided Tour with Cementery and Evita

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This walking guide tour to visit one of the most of the picturesque neighborhood in the city, with a walk of the of colorful of Recoleta and its famous cemetery, with the tombs of the most famous Argentines. We will also visit Eva Peron's grave, and her stories of yesterday and always. Then we will visit its most emblematic points and the fair and artisan market. In all the sites, we enjoy the most varied options that are made in each place that visits. Discover this mythical and famous district Group Day tour. Observations: Minimum two pax.
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Private Recoleta + Retiro Tour - Includes visit to unique Recoleta CemeteryLuxury Tours

Private Recoleta + Retiro Tour - Includes visit to unique Recoleta Cemetery

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Discover the glamour and extravagance of the Paris of South America visiting Retiro and Recoleta. These were the chosen neighborhoods by Argentina's french-obsessed economic elites in the late 1800s, where they constructed 60 room french palaces and one of the worlds' most spectacular cemeteries. Go back into the glamour of the old days, as you learn about the golden era of Argentina.
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BA Bike Tour: The Paris of South America +Lunch (Max. 6 People)Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

BA Bike Tour: The Paris of South America +Lunch (Max. 6 People)

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This 5-hour bike tour takes you through some of the most scenic areas in Buenos Aires. Visit Recoleta Cemetery, the Floralis Generica sculpture, and the stylish neighborhood of Palermo Soho. Along the way, you’ll see stunning French architecture, chic boutiques and cafés, tombs of legendary historical figures, and peaceful wooded areas. Stop for lunch and a snack of mate and alfajores to complete your experience.
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour with an Expert GuideHalf-day Tours

Private Buenos Aires City Tour with an Expert Guide

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Avoid the hassle of advanced planning on a private city tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital. Follow a comprehensive itinerary, flexible to suit your requests, and discover landmarks including La Boca and Plaza de Mayo, with insights provided by your professional guide. Avoid the hassle of finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off, and travel between dispersed highlights with ease via private vehicle.
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Palermo Forest and City Center Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Palermo Forest and City Center Bike Tour

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Cycle around Buenos Aires to see the sights from the seat of your own bike. On this 4-hour sightseeing tour, follow your cycling guide from the historic neighborhood of San Telmo through the streets to the political center of Plaza de Mayo. Continue at a comfortable pace to Retiro and Plaza San Martin, making plenty of rest and photo stops. Explore Recoleta, Palermo and several of the city's bucolic parks. Use of all equipment is provided; this tour is suited for riders of all abilities.
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Buenos Aires City Tour: Premium Tour For English Speakers!Half-day Tours

Buenos Aires City Tour: Premium Tour For English Speakers!

Enjoy a Premium tour of the city of Buenos Aires, specifically designed for english speakers, in a small group and accompanied by an english-speaking guide only! In this 4 hours tour, your bus will take you to the most important districts of Buenos Aires (Microcentro, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Palermo y Recoleta) and will drop you to 3 touristic places where you will have time to visit by walk: Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, Recoleta.
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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and PalermoBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo

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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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Semi Private City Tour of Buenos AiresHalf-day Tours

Semi Private City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Just a few hours is plenty of time to explore on this guided tour of Buenos Aires, ideal for first-time visitors to Argentina's vibrant capital city. Your guide takes you through the city to its top attractions like La Boca, Palermo, and San Telmo, all while filling you in on the city's history and culture.
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