Recoleta Tours

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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.
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Address: Junin Street, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Buenos Aires Private City Tour

Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this 4-hour private tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, Retiro and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit Evita's tomb in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito. Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Buenos Aires

Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this 5-hour private tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, Retiro and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and la Casa Rosada and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit Evita's tomb in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito. Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires hotels is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Explore Buenos Aires' major tourist attractions on this 3-hour 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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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: Recoleta and Palermo Districts

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day Buenos Aires Combo Trip: City Sightseeing Plus Gaucho Experience at Santa Susana Ranch

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.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Buenos Aires Tour including Lunch and Catulo Tango Show and Dinner

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 3-course 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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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).
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Palermo Forest and City Center Bike Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Super Saver: Estancia Santa Susana, Tango Show and Dinner

Combine two of the must-do activities in Buenos Aires—a tango show and a visit to an estancia—on a single tour. With all transportation and logistics arranged in advance, this tour allows you go focus on the experience. Learn about Argentine cowboy and ranch traditions at Estancia Santa Susana, then hit Cafe de los Angelitos or Catulo Tango for dinner and a tango show that includes a 3-course meal and drinks.
  • Duration: 1 day
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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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Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Experience the grandeur and sophistication of Recoleta's architecture on this 2.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dinner and Tango Show in Buenos Aires with Optional Private City Tour

Reserve your tickets ahead of time for this professional tango show with dinner at Tango Porteño. This 4-hour evening activity features an à la carte dinner with unlimited drinks and round-trip transportation from your lodging or the cruise port. Optional add-on private city tour available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Plus Madero Tango Show with Dinner

See all the landmarks of Buenos Aires during the day and attend a tango show in the evening on this combination tour. On board a comfortable bus, spend 3 hours touring the most important attractions such as Republica Square, Colon Theatre, the Casa Rosada and the Plaza de Mayo. Explore neighborhoods like Recoleta, Palermo and La Boca. In the evening, dine on a meal featuring international and traditional Argentine dishes before watching twenty talented performers strut their stuff at Tango Madero. Allow yourself to be swept away history of tango during the course of the ninety minute show. Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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 intriguing neighborhoods of Recoleta and Barrio Norte.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Buenos Aires in One Day Walking Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Buenos Aires on this 6-hour 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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Buenos Aires City Tour

Short on time? Combine Buenos Aires’ headline acts into a short and sweet 4-hour tour. Admire the grand architecture of Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, and Plaza Congreso; drive down Avenida 9 de Julio, past the towering Obelisk and marvel at the modern architecture of waterfront Puerto Madero. You’ll also get chance to glimpse the colorful houses of La Boca, see the famous La Bombonera football stadium and visit historic San Telmo.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Buenos Aires City Tour Including Navigation on Rio de la Plata

Discover the best that Buenos Aires has to offer during this 5-hour private sightseeing tour. See the city’s key landmarks—from north to south—such as Teatro Colon, the Obelisk, the Government House, and Puerto Madero. Learn about the rich history of the city as you explore and take a 30-minute boat ride along the Rio de la Plata for the best views of the Buenos Aires.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Parks and Plazas Bike Tour

Discover the green side of Buenos Aires on this 5-hour bike tour of the city’s parks and plazas. Pedal along the shaded forest trails of the Palermo Woods and the Botanical Gardens, stopping to admire the colorful Rose Garden and take a peek at the city zoo. Then, cycle between the quiet streets of Recoleta and the lively shops and plazas of Palermo Soho. Stop off along the way to munch empanadas, sip yerba mate and snap photos of landmarks like the Metal Flower, Recoleta Cemetery and the Spanish Monument.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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