IFSSH & IFSHT / Buenos Aires

RECOLETA

Recoleta, one of the most elegant neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, is a high class residential and commercial district.

In 1871, due to hte yellow fever epidemic, many wealthy families established in this area, surrounding the Cemetery.

The Cemetery of Recoleta, founded in XIXth century by the Recoletos Order, is considered as one of the most famous in the world, similar to Pere Lachaise in Paris, or Arlington in Washington D.C. Important celebrities, like Evita and former presidents, writers, artists, are buried in this cemetery.

Next to the cemetery, the Basilica of Nuestra Senora del Pilar, one of the oldest churches of the city, a sample of Spanish colonial architecture is a famous attraction for tourists.

Recoleta is known as the Little Paris in Buenos Aires. Its French style residences, large gardens, squares, fashionable hotels, museums as well as restaurants and cafes give this area a distinctive and special profile.

Many of its buildings are now considered as national monuments, such as the Duhau Palace, a Victorian style residence, the Anchorena Palace, seat of the Vatican Embassy in Argentina, the French and Brazilian Embassies, from the“Belle Époque” (expression that belonged to rich Argentine families).

Weekends bring street performances, art exhibits, sport events, curio shops in the parks, where Argentinians and Tourists spend their leisure time outside.

Enjoy the view of "La Biela", a legendary café, resting under the shadow of the centenaryrubber tree.

This is the ideal area to stay in the city, with the best hotels, centrally located and with the most everything happening.