Recoleta is one of the most expensive and glamorous neighborhoods in the city.
Most of the Argentine high class lives in its posh apartment buildings. A simple walk along its streets and distinguished avenues will prove it right: there you will see the brands and stores of the most famous designers, no price tags in view and the most renowned jewelry stores. Plaza Francia, the Recoleta Cemetery, the Bellas Artes Museum, the Palais de Glace, Alvear Avenue, Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and the gastronomic circuit convey this stylish neighborhood its identity. The Recoleta hostel Buenos Aires, on Libertad Street, one block from 9 de Julio Avenue and a few from Santa Fe Avenue, is a good choice to stay in the area. On Libertador Avenue, the Bellas Artes Museum is one of the most important in Latin America: Van Gogh, Tintoretto, Goya, Picasso, El Greco, Rodin, Rembrandt and Prilidiano Pueyrredon are some of its most valued treasures. The Recoleta Cemetery is the burial place of many famous writers, artists and scientists. La Biela, on Quintana Avenue, is the café where everyone wants to sit to watch people walk by.
Other icons in the neighborhood include The National Library, the Law School of Buenos Aires University, and the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Once again, hostel Buenos Aires chain of Hostelling International Argentina gets the main attractions of the place for you. This time, Recoleta.