Experience Recoleta in Buenos Aires Little Paris

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In the late 19th century, Buenos Aires gained the nickname "Paris of South America" during a wave of European immigration. Recoleta emerged as the pinnacle of French culture, evident in elegant residential buildings and Charles Thays-designed parks. Exploring Recoleta reveals iconic attractions like Libertador Avenue, Francia Square, UBA Law School, and the renowned Recoleta Cemetery. The cemetery houses an array of art, history, and eerie stories, including the resting place of prominent figures like Eva Perón, amid approximately five thousand graves. Join us for a unique tour where you'll delve into these treasures. Remember to acknowledge our hardworking hosts by leaving a tip—a meaningful gesture of gratitude for their dedication and expertise. Your generosity will be wholeheartedly welcomed! ️️

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Stop At: Facultad de Derecho - Universidad de Buenos Aires

The Faculty of Law building is inspired by the purest Doric style, with no other decoration than that provided by its own monumental structure. It occupies an area of 40,000 m2 that is distributed on the ground floor, main floor and two upper floors, and has a museum, an art gallery, and a specialized library. Inside, in the assembly hall, a large oil painting by the artist Antonio González Moreno stands out, describing the inauguration ceremony of the University of Buenos Aires.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Floralis Generica

The Floralis Generica is a metal sculpture located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, a gift to that city by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano.This imposing 20-meter-high sculpture dominates the United Nations Square and opens and closes depending on the sunlight it receives. This is the first moving sculpture controlled by a hydraulic system and photoelectric cells. The monumental thing is that this dynamic is carried out in a stainless steel work 20 meters high and weighing 18 tons.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta

The Recoleta Cemetery is located in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood, which owes its name to the fact that the convent of the Recollect monks was located there. It is the most visited in the city, due to its numerous and impressive mausoleums and vaults, belonging to many of the main protagonists of Argentine history, such as that of Eva Perón (Evita), along with former presidents Raúl Alfonsin and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Also, we have the story of Liliana Crociati, represented by the statue of a girl standing with a dog: To pay tribute to her daughter and her art, in the midst of the pain that invaded them, Liliana's parents asked the renowned sculptor Wifredo Viladrich to design a neo-Gothic tomb with a bronze sculpture. In addition, they wanted her to have some details: that she wears a wedding dress, has an engagement ring on her finger and is accompanied by a replica of her dog, Sabú

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Cultural Recoleta

The Recoleta Cultural Center is a living and participatory space for adolescents and young people that is committed to coexistence in diversity and that has promoted the artistic movements of the country and the world for more than three decades. Built on a historic center with 300 years of history, it connects tradition and avant-garde, and is visited by more than half a million people a year, mostly young people between 18 and 35 years of age.

Duration: 20 minutes
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