Tourist attractions in our neighborhood and surroundings
Places of interest for the general public, to walk around the Hostel.
Cementerio de la Recoleta
The Recoleta Cemetery is located in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood, which owes its name to the fact that there was the convent of the Recoleta monks, to which the neighboringalso belonged Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar (in the old orchard of Los monks the cemetery was built).
Centro Cultural Recoleta
The Recoleta Cultural Center has 27 exhibition halls, a micro-cinema, an auditorium and an amphitheater. Numerous activities take place in the place: exhibitions of visual arts, recitals, concerts, theatrical performances and events.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important in Latin America and the one with the largest collection of Argentine art in the country.
This imposing 20-meter-high sculpture that dominates the United Nations Square was donated to the City of Buenos Aires by its author, the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. It is made of stainless steel and aluminum and weighs 18 tons. Ah, it also moves.
Plaza Francia y Plaza Mitre
The Francia square owes its name to its central monument, called “France to Argentina”, the work of the French sculptor Edmond Peynot and inaugurated in 1910. It was a gift from the French community to the country on the occasion of the Centenary of the May Revolution.
In the Plaza Miter is the equestrian monument to Bartolomé Miter, inaugurated in 1927. Behind the ravine there are a series of residences of French architecture, among which the Embassy of Great Britain stands out.
Facultad de Derecho
It is inspired by the purest Doric style, with no other decoration than its own monumental structure. It occupies an area of 40,000 m2 that is distributed on the ground floor, main floor and two upper floors, and has a museum, an art gallery and a specialized library.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) is one of the most interesting in the City. It is a dynamic and participatory cultural space in which temporary exhibitions of various kinds and samples of contemporary Argentine and Latin American art are presented.
On the fifth floor, next to the reading room, there is a large window with an excellent view of the City. It has nine reading rooms with a total capacity of 940 readers. The most valuable pieces are housed in the Treasury Room, which contains eleven thousand volumes, among which is a folio from the Gütenberg Bible, the first printed book.
Librería El Ateneo, Grand Splendid
Athenaeum was chosen by the British newspaper The Guardian as the second most important bookstore in the world. It opened its doors in 1919 and immediately became one of the beacons of Buenos Aires culture. Concerts of ballet, opera and the first sound films broadcast in Buenos Aires took place there.
Palais de Glace
The ’20s were the glory of the Palais de Glace where the youth of Buenos Aires danced tango. One night, leaving the milonga, Carlos Gardel receives a gunshot wound. According to some, for defending his friend Alippi in a brawl. The projectile stays in the left lung for the rest of its life.
It is a public walk where you can enjoy the outdoors and admire the historic buildings that preserve their different architectural styles, which were the homes of the animals in the old zoo that was housed in said property.
It is a pleasant place to walk and relax in the City, walking its paths and getting to know the different autochthonous species of Argentina. It also has a very important collection of aromatic herbs.