Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Cementerio de la Recoleta

This cemetery is perhaps BA's top attraction. You can wander for hours in this incredible city of the dead, where the ‘streets’ are lined with impressive statues and marble mausoleums. Peek into the crypts and check…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Part of the original Franciscan convent and alongside its namesake church and cemetery, this excellent cultural center houses a variety of facilities, including art galleries, exhibition halls and a cinema. Events, …
Church in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

The centerpiece of this gleaming white colonial church, built by Franciscans in 1732, is a Peruvian altar adorned with silver from Argentina’s northwest. Inside, head to the left to visit the small but historic cloi…
Gallery in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Palais de Glace

Housed in an unusual circular building that was once an ice-skating rink and a tango hall (happily not at once, however), the spacious Palais de Glace now offers a variety of rotating artistic and photographic exhib…
Monument in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Floralis Genérica

This gargantuan flower sculpture, located smack in the center of Plaza Naciones Unidas, is the inspired creation of architect Eduardo Catalano, who designed and funded the project in 2002. The giant aluminum and ste…
Museum in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Museo Participativo de Ciencias

This hands-on science museum designed with children in mind has interactive displays with plenty of levers to pull and buttons to press. A great place for kids to release their pent-up energy and produce electricity…
Notable Building in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Facultad de Ingeniería

This neo-Gothic building (1912) was designed by Uruguayan architect Arturo Prins and never quite completed.