RecoletaBuenos Aires

One of the city’s grandest and most elegant neighborhoods is also the final resting place of leading figures from Argentina’s history.

Explore the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, known for its parks, plazas, embassies, museums and galleries. With wide, tree-lined boulevards, open air cafés, designer boutiques and French-style architecture, the area has a European character. Some of Buenos Aires’ wealthiest and most prominent citizens have their homes here. Recoleta also contains a colossal cemetery filled with the crypts of many historic figures.

Wander past luxury hotels and houses with grand façades. Shop for designer goods in the expensive boutiques along Avenida Alvear and Avenida Santa Fe. Stop for coffee at La Biela, where motor racing champions used to meet in the 1950s. The café has been serving fresh brews for more than 150 years.

Devote at least a couple of hours to walking through the Recoleta Cemetery, where many famous Argentines are interred. Thousands of mausoleums of mixed architectural styles line long avenues of this vast walled cemetery. They house presidents, military leaders, scientists and writers. The most visited site is the tomb of Eva "Evita" Perón, the country's former First Lady, who championed the causes of the poor.

Beside the cemetery is the Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, an 18th-century church with brilliant white exterior walls and a single bell tower. View the baroque altar decorated with silver from the country’s Jujuy province. Examine paintings, vestments, writings and other religious artifacts inside the small museum.

For more cultural enjoyment, go to the Centro Cultural Recoleta, close to the basilica and cemetery. See temporary art exhibitions, concerts and performances by touring theater companies. Then walk the short distance to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Here you will find European and Argentine works of art spanning more than 800 years.

Relax in Recoleta’s green spaces including the Plaza Dante Alighieri and Thays Park. Plaza Francia offers an artisan market on the weekend.

If late nights are on the agenda, Recoleta provides several options. Sip designer cocktails in a converted mansion, have a late supper in an elegant French restaurant and dance to the latest electronic music in a basement club.

Top Hotels in Recoleta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Junin 1727, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥12,725 per night

Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Plaza Francia and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The location of the property is convenient to shopping, visiting museums, parks and right across the street from the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Besides visiting it you can take interesting photos from the 10th floor. But the best part of this boutique hotel are the staff: front office, housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Recoleta Cultural Center, and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (291 reviews)

"This is the mist beautiful and luxurious property in all of Argentina! It is a beautiful palace alongside a modern comfortable hotel. The service is outstanding! Well worth the price."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Recoleta Luxury Boutique Hotel
Recoleta Luxury Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Parera 183, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is ¥3,258 per night

Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, and Plaza Francia. Teatro Colon and El Ateneo Grand ...

3/5 (97 reviews)

"Great location in one of the best neighborhoods of Buenos Aires."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Recoleta Luxury Boutique Hotel
Alvear Palace Hotel-Leading Hotels of the World
Alvear Palace Hotel-Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Francia and Patio Bullrich. Plaza San Martin and Teatro ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (498 reviews)

"This is a beautiful property and has great staff- especially Emanuel. Centrally located. Only room for improvement is their housekeeping/butler response time."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Alvear Palace Hotel-Leading Hotels of the World
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Posadas 1086/88, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Patio Bullrich and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. Teatro Colon and El Ateneo ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)

"Just a superb place to stay Service outstanding Makes you feel like you are very special"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Cyan Recoleta Hotel
Cyan Recoleta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Junin 1743, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

Located in Recoleta, this hotel is steps from Recoleta Mall and N. S. Pilar Parish. Recoleta Cultural Center and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (500 reviews)

"A great hotel in a prime location! My room had an amazing view of Recoleta Cemetery...that meant more street noise, but I had ear plugs so I slept fine. The breakfast buffet is good and the staff are very friendly. The only thing I didn’t really like about the room was the shower...the inner curtain ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Cyan Recoleta Hotel