Tourism in the Recoleta neighborhood

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The neighbourhood of Recoleta can be reached from subway H in Las Heras station. Las Heras station is just a few meters from the Engineering University, which is a very old building. You can enter into the building on the weekdays is you want to. The Engineering building was conceived between 1909 and 1910 to house the Faculty of Law and Social sciences. The architecture is the neogothic construction which contrasts with the other building near.

Las Heras Subway H station

View from the avenue outside the Las Heras station of subway H.

In 1948 the building was given to the Engineering university which is currently still used for taking grade courses and its also the headquarters of the science and technology museum.

Engineering University

Inaugurated the 22nd December of 1925. The building has a curious roof because the construction is incomplete. The construction started in 1912 and the first world war made it difficult to finish the construction of it.

We recommend to continue walking down to number 2000 in Las Heras avenue up to Junin street, there you can find a mall called Village Recoleta. Just in front of the mall, you will find the famous cemetery of Recoleta, where the richest and famous people of Argentina lies.

# Recoleta cemetery

The most visited cemetery in the city, it has numerous and imposing mausoleums and vaults, belonging to many of the main protagonists of Argentine histories, such as Eva Perón (Evita). The cemetery is visited for its architectural baggage also. For those who want to know more about its history and get more information, free guided tours are offered, but only in Spanish. From Tuesday to Friday at 11 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. The tour lasts approximately one hour. It is another place where we stopped to take photographs especially in the tomb of Eva Perón and Sarmiento. Jus next to the cemetery you will find the Basilica of Pillar which was inaugurated in 1732. It conserves altarpieces, imagery and original ornaments of the epoch with which it is attractive for the entering public.

Cementerio

Created in 1822, the cemetery became the last repose of the most prestigious and powerful families of Buenos Aires.

At the same place, you can also find a Cultural centre of Recoleta. There are many Exhibition halls with a lot of variety like plastic arts, recitals, concerts, theatrical performances, and events. The entrance is free and there are many interesting paints inside.

Paint showed at the Cultural Center of Recoleta

You will find many artworks and concerts at the cultural centre.

If you are visiting the zone in a weekend you will notice several craft stalls at square Francia. Take a look at the handicrafts since some of them could be very good gifts. By the end of square Francia, you will find the Law school built in 1949.

Law School

Located at Figueroa Alcorta and Pueyrredón. The building was made with all national elements. Domingo Perón and Eva Duarte inaugurated the building the 21st September of 1949.

Just to the side of the Law school, you will find the Floralis Genérica at the Naciones Unidas square. Floralis Genérica was inagurated at 2002 and the flower follows the sun during the day.

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Floralis Genérica

Located at the Plaza de las Naciones square. The flower was a gift by Eduardo Catalano and it was inaugurated on 13th April 2002.

We also recommend visiting the national museum of fine arts at Av. del Libertador 1473, very close to the school law. You will find artworks by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Chagall, and Picasso. You will also find local artists like Cándido López, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Fernando Fader, Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso, and Antonio Seguí.