Must see attractions in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    Floralis Genérica

    This gargantuan flower sculpture, located in the center of Plaza Naciones Unidas, is the inspired creation of architect Eduardo Catalano, who designed and…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Facultad de Ingeniería

    This neo-Gothic building (1912), designed by Uruguayan architect Arturo Prins, is an architectural landmark.