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Recoleta, Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires C1113AAT
Market / Fair
Points of Interest Nearby

Plaza Rodriguez Pena


Photo by Robert Wright, courtesy of Recoleta Cemetery Blog

The barrio of Recoleta is the most sophisticated neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Not only is it home to stylish shops, antiques, art and haute couture, it is the most fashionable place in BA to dine. So why take the kids? Feria Artesanal de Recoleta, the city's largest open-air craft market, is held here on weekends. Argentina's most important art museum, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, is located in this French-style neighborhood. And Recoleta is the home to the gravesite of Eva Peron. A trip to Recoleta Cemetery is a lesson in art and history as well as a macabre adventure for children.
Getting There
Recoleta is located in central BA and is sandwiched between the barrios of San Nicolas and Palermo. The main shopping streets are Avenida Alvear and Calle Quintana. The Feria Artesanal de Recoleta is held in Plaza Francia. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is located at Avenida Del Libertador 1473. Recoleta Cemetery is located at Calle Junín 1760. Colectivos 17, 61, 62, 67, 92, 93, 110, 124, and 130 all stop in Recoleta. The D line Subte makes several stops on Av. Santa Fe.
Things to Keep in Mind
Keep your receipts. The VAT tax, currently 16%, is refundable in full on all purchases exceeding $70 made at stores displaying a Tax Free Shopping sign. Refunds can be obtained from the return desk located at the airport.
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