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1. National Library
Agüero 2502

The National Library was founded in 1811. It holds approximately 2,000,000 pieces, and the newspaper library is the most important in Latin America. Current building was projected by architect Clorindo Testa in association with Alicia Cazzaniga and Francisco Bullrich. From the original design until the inauguration in 1992, three decades went by. There are nine reading rooms with a total capacity for 940 readers and among other dependences, an auditory and a School of Librarians.

2. República Oriental del Uruguay Square
Surrounded by Libertador, Austria, Tagle and Figueroa Alcorta avenues

The center of República Oriental del Uruguay square seats the monument to General José Gervasio de Artigas. A work by sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martin and architect Alejandro Bustillo.

3. Mitre Square
Libertador and Luis Agote

Behind the gorge, at Gelly y Obes round, you can see a series of exclusive residences of French architecture where the Great Britain Embassy stands out. Bartolomé Mitre was an outstanding Argentine politician. He was born in 1821, and elected President of the Nation in 1862.

4. Francia Square
Surrounded by Libertador, Ricardo Levene, Dr. Luis Agote and Pueyrredón avenues

The central monument of this square was made by the French sculptor Edmond Peynot. Inaugurated in 1910, it has been the first monument donated by a foreign community to be erected in our country, on the Centennial of the Revolution of May.

5. National Museum of Fine Arts
Avenida del Libertador 1473

The most important in our country and one of the main in America. There are 32 rooms, where permanent patrimony is exposed, together with changing expositions. Its collections involve more than 10,000 art pieces. We can see art pieces by Goya, El Greco, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miró, Bourdelle, Rodín, Cándido López, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, etc.

6. School of Law
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263

The School of Law of Buenos Aires University was founded in 1821 by Antonio Sáenz. The building blends preliminary designs by architects Arturo Ochoa, Ismael Chiapore and Pedro Vivent. The purest Doric style can be clearly seen, since no other decoration but its monumental structure renders it as an absolute classic. It dates from 1949 and occupies a surface of 40,000 square meters. The interior of the building is also venue for a museum, an art gallery and a library.

7. Torcuato de Alvear Square
Surrounded by Libertador, Pueyrredón, Alvear and Junín

One of the most important handicraft fairs in Buenos Aires rises there every weekend. Tourists may visit and enjoy the diverse proposals of street art. It is surrounded by historical buildings and a commercial center.

8. Monument to Gral. C. M. Alvear
 

Monument to General Carlos María de Alvear was made by sculptor Antonio Emilio Bourdelle, pupil and collaborator to the French Auguste Rodin. Bourdelle took almost ten years in having it finished. General Carlos María de Alvear was collaborator to General San Martín, president of the Assembly of Year 13 rd and Supreme Director for the Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata in 1815.

9. Palais de Glace
Posadas 1725

From 1911 up to 1921, the first skating ice field was built in Buenos Aires. Then, it became an elegant tango ballroom. Today, it is a state center of art exhibitions.

10. Alvear Avenue and Alvear Hotel
 

The avenue was originally called Bella Vista, and designed upon request of the first Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Don Torcuato de Alvear , in homage to his father Carlos María de Alvear. The hotel is one of the maximum expressions of hotels management in Buenos Aires City. The building was built in 1928. It holds 280 rooms and wide terraces from where you can see the river.

11. Recoleta Cultural Center
Junín 1930

Inaugurated in 1979, it seats in an old building of century 19th which belonged to monks Recoletos. Architects Santiago Bedle, Luis Benedit and Clorindo Testa reformulated certain sectors of the building. Today It holds 27 exhibition rooms where you can enjoy plastic art exhibitions, concerts, theatre, dance, performances, electro-acoustic music, video-graphic expressions, etc.

12. The colonial church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Junín 1892

Inaugurated in 1732, the work was directed by the Jesuit architect Andrés Blanqui. The altarpieces, great part of the images and other worshipping elements of the time monks Recoletos inhabited the convent have been maintained. Part of them may be seen at the small museum located next to the Church.

13. La Recoleta Cementery
Junín 1790

The orchard of the monks Recoletos became a public cemetery in 1822, after the expulsion of this religion order. In its almost six hectares, lie the rests of fathers of the country, independence heroes, presidents of the Republic, writers, scientists and artists.

14. Gastronomic Area
 

The astounding popularity gained by La Biela cafeteria, gave rise to many restaurants, cinemas, cafes and cafeterias which surround Recoleta Cemetery and which beautifully characterise this neighbourhood. This is one of the most crowded areas in the city, either at night and during the day.

15. La Biela Cafe
Intersection of Quintana and Roberto M. Ortiz avenues

La Biela, a cafe called this way from 1942 (former Aero Bar cafe), used to be the meeting place for car fans. La Biela was the drive to the development of many gastronomic business opposite to the cemetery. In 1999, the Legislature of the City officially declared it “Place of Cultural Interest”. This café is located on Quintana avenue. It appears on the plans by Cristóbal Barrientos in 1772. It was called “the long street” since no other street intersected this avenue until Callao avenue.

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Recoleta
Capital Federal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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