|It visits to the center of cultural
activities and nucleus of elegant trade, restaurants,
sweet shops and attractiveness pedestrian walk.
It is a pedestrian journey of 2 hours. For every
day. On Mondays are closed the museums. The weekends
it is very converged and will see the handmade
fair. There is parking under the square and in
the Buenos Aires Center Design.
|The neighborhood of The Recoleta,
originally area outside of the city, called
itself Big Mounts and it was refuge of malefactors
that hid in their zanjones and tunales, transforming
it into an impassable place. In 1716 it settled
a chapel and a rudimentary Franciscan convent,
until their definitive construction in 1730.
Recoleta means retirement place. It was characteristic
of the religious orders, Franciscan and of the
Dominican Republic, to possess a convent in the
heart of the city and another in outside, for
the retirement practices and view. To these retired
convents they were called recoletas and to their
friars, recoletos or of gathering. Toward 1770
the appearance was regularized from the rural
estates to the north of the current square San
Martin; it was made in angle of 45° regarding
the original appearance prepared by Garay in
the South Neighborhood. It was chacras area united
by a road irregular call Remains silent
Long, current Av. Quintana.
The river arrived until the border of the ravine,
covering the lands where the current museum of
Bellas Artes are today.
The urban remodeling of Recoleta beginning
in 1830 with the opening of the Av. Callao like
on the way to circumvallation of the urban perimeter
it arrived until the height of Quintana; in their
origins it was called it to him Coffee of the
With the epidemics of 1871, of cholera and yellow
fever, they moved the richest families in their
residences of the south toward the north and
left populating the area. The definitive
consolidation is the intendant's work Torcuato
of Alvear who traced in 1885 the Av. Alvear,
built quickly with magnificent palaces.
Using the earth of the excavations of the Port
Madero , they were stuffing the First floor
and transforming it into squares and park, to
transform it in the most elegant area in the
Behind the church of Recoleta, toward Av. Pueyrredón,
was the corrals, slaughterhouses and the one
on the way to the carts toward the north, what
attracted an orilleros population, peons and
matonaje housed in the groceries. In this atmosphere
it is where it is said the tango was born,
among tenancies and coffees danced in Liberator's
Armenonville and Tagle in 1888; then also in
the Palais of Glace.
The Walk leaves from Av. Quintana and Callao.
Walking toward the square, when arriving in Ayacucho
an area of trade is crossed with the most elegant
fashion, decoration houses and jewelery shops.
Forward leave the perspective of the Pilar's
church and the Square
of the Recoleta.
To the left of the church, the Cemetery
of The Recoleta and to the right to the right of the
church visits the Cultural
As continuation of the walk, lowering the ravine
for the circular ramp, it will go entering
in a full atmosphere in ways and colors it is
the Buenos Aires Center
Leaving again to the square and lowering the
ravine, it will find the Handmade Fair, organized
by the Museum of the City that works every weekend
and the holiday days. In a sequence of small
positions, the urban artisans expose their objects
- that embrace accessories for the woman of excellent
invoice and delicate designs -, also beautiful
ceramic pieces in different technical and the
whole range of pieces and loom garments.
With an imagination unfolding and coloring, this
fair goes taking until the monument to Torcuto
To the front, the distinguished Av. Alvear, with
their palaces and trade (to see Walks
Av. Alvear and The Palacios). Crossing the avenue is the
Square San Martin of Tours, of great slope that
is natural amphitheater. The rubber of the high
part, with trunk forming caverns, of great height
and diameter, believe a strange atmosphere in
ways and shades, in contrast with the elegant
buildings that surround it.
In this amphitheater they are carried out different
shows outdoors; it is the delight of the game
of the children.
On the Posed street the Palais
of Glace is and
to its side, the Monument to the Brigadier
Gral. Carlos M of Alvear.
Of the other side of the Av. Figueroa Alcorta,
for the right, the Municipal
Pavilion of Exhibitions and to their right, is the Park
Continuing the journey for the Square Intendant
Alvear among palms, drunk sticks and tipas, you
arrives to the Av. Pueyrredón.
To the right, to both sides, two sculptures of
Bourdelle; that of the right is The Hercules
Archer and that of the left The Last Centaur,
both in brass.
Crossing Pueyrredón you arrives at the
Square France among big rubber, palms, bananas,
tipas and other species. In the center, on a
platform, the Monument
of France to the Argentina.
Crossing the Av. Liberator, to the front is
the National Museum of
Leaving the museum, in address to the river and
crossing the Av. Figueroa Alcorta, is
the imposing figure of the university
of Laws ,
with a piazza of big dimensions. It is distinguished
the pedestrian bridge that crosses the avenue,
with a sheet of armed concrete of great simplicity
Walking for The Square
of the Museum, with beautiful
groves and infantile games, some sculptures go
creating poles of attraction and different microclimates.
Beside the museum, by Figueroa Alcorta, the Argentinean
sculptor's contemporary metal work Enio lommi.
Later on you arrives to a sector where, around
a great pond, they meet the weekends the fans,
with their ships to remote control, in a spontaneous
exhibition of nautical qualities. Near the Av.
Liberator two sculptures in brass, The Harvester
and The Sower, the Belgian sculptor's two beautiful
works Constantin Maunier.
Crossing the Liberator's Av. is the Square
Mitre that opens up to discover the Monument
to Bartolomé Mitre with beautiful ravines and leafy trees.
Behind the monument, as continuity of the ascent
among beautiful trees and passing next to the
British Embassy, it will arrive to the plazoleta
with bust of the Gral. Gelly and Obes, highlighted
in the Guerra from the Paraguay. Surrounded of
modern buildings of very exclusive departments,
it is the focus starting from which
leave different streets and avenues.
To the left, the perrons toward the Av. Pueyrredón,
with beautiful balustrades and sculptures, has
as bottom the vaults of the cemetery of the Recoleta.
Toward the right, the building of the National
From here it can be connected with the Walk
to small Palermo.