Recoleta

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3.0
Overall

Overall average rating.

4.0
Safety

This neighborhood is safe.

3.0
Food

There is a balanced amount of good restaurants.

2.0
Cost

Higher cost offset by amenities.

3.0
Remote work

This neighborhood has a decent amount of places to work outside the house.

Recoleta is an upscale neighborhood known for its Parisian-style architecture and great cultural spaces, including the Recoleta Cultural Center, which hosts exhibits, lectures, and occasional workshops. Recoleta is a good choice if you want to stay in a neighborhood that’s central, quiet, and safe with lots of things to see and do like Recoleta Cemetery where you’ll find the grave of Argentine icon Evita Perón and the Floralis Generica, an 18-ton metal flower sculpture that opens and closes each day in Plaza Naciones Unidas.

Recoleta is also home to the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, which was built in a former opera house and is frequently listed as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. The former stage is now a small cafe, and several of the balconies have been converted into reading nooks. Museums worth visiting include the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the Palais de Glace. For fans of the artist Xul Solar’s esoteric abstract paintings and imaginary languages, the Xul Solar Museum is housed in the Argentine artist’s former home. 

There are plenty of coworking options in the area, including Ronda Coworking and OficinaYa. If you like to start your workday with fresh bread, Le Blé is a bakery chain with locations around the city that’s great for remote workers. There are two locations in Recoleta, including one right next to the historic cemetery. Tonico Café is another good option, though the seating is limited. When the weather is nice, the terrace at Como en Casa is also a nice spot to grab a bite and get some work done and you can head to Camping Bar afterward for drinks and live music.

Sam Harrison
August 31, 2022
1.0
min read

After spending four years in Buenos Aires, she loves spreading the joy of the city to the rest of the world.

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