Centro Cultural Recoleta

Top choice in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

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, courses and workshops are also offered – check the website for current offerings. Exhibitions are usually free, while tickets to films and shows are reasonably priced.

Within the Centro Cultural Recoleta is the Museo Participativo de Ciencias, a hands-on science museum for children.

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