Nice apartment of 35 sq.m. located at Recoleta, with a very cozy atmosphere. This apartment is ideal for someone looking for a special place, different than a hotel, with an area composed by a bedroom and living, balcony, small kitchen, and one bathroom. Split air conditioner, gas heater, Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone, safe box, cleaning and change of lining twice a week. All of this included in the price.
With a strategic location it is ideal for your visit to Buenos Aires, at only 10 minutes walk from Recoleta cemetery, next to banks, supermarket, laundry, etc.
Your own place in the heart of Buenos Aires !!
The apartment is located at Recoleta neighbuorhood, one of the oldest and classy parts of Buenos Aires, a very peaceful and safe area close to parks, plazas, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, hospitals, laundry, etc. Everything is close by for your comfort.
Apartment Pena 2472 is at only six blocks away from Santa Fe avenue, one of the most traditional streets in Buenos Aires, and its well known commercial area. The Closest subway station, Pueyrredon is located in this avenue.
At only four blocks from the apartment you will find Buenos Aires Design, Pilar church and the Art Museum.
Some information about this neighbourhood:
Recoleta was developed at the beginning of the 18th, century, as a place of worship of Franciscan monks and religious people. The monastery of the Recoletos was also there. The actual Pilar church was built in 1716. After 1830 the neighbourhood was changed to the current urban design in order to receive the families coming from San Telmo, due to the yellow fever epidemy.
The best known space in Recoleta is the cemetery, with its grand mausoleums, special atmosphere and resting place of many notorious people.
Surprisingly at present Recoleta is a place where young people gather as it offers many places for amusement. The classic arquitecture is seen in the local buildings.
**Recoleta neighbourhood offers a wide opportunity of entertainment at a very short distance from the apartment. Being one of the most elegant areas of the city you can find many attractive places such as bars, well known restaurants, art galleries, and brand shops. At the Centro Cultural Recoleta close to the famous cemetery , there is a very popular and extended street market specialized in handcrafts.
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays just in front of the Pilar Church, there is another street fair which is very popular and you can see many artists performing
** History of the neighbourhood.
The Monastery of the Recoletos was established in this área. It was an area of farms and ranches. The development started in 1871, with the arrival of rich families coming from the southern part of the city. These families were escaping from the effects of the yellow fever epidemy in San Telmo. They built their houses following the French architecture style.
** Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church.
This church was built in 1732 by Bianchi & Primoli, Architects. The building is one of the best examples of colonial baroque in the city. The main altar is covered by Peruvian silver. The side altars follow the lines of the Germanic baroque. There is a very antique image of San Pedro de Alcántara. For a period of time, its tower was one of the highest in town. It was declared as a Basilica and in 1942 as National Heritage.
** Palais de Glace, Posadas 1725.
From 1911 to 1921 this was the first ice skating place built in Buenos Aires. Later it was transformed in a very elegant dancing place for Tango. At present it belongs to the state and utilized as a Center for art exibitions.
** Recoleta Cemetery. Junín 1760
Open daily from 08 am to 06 pm. Free admittance
The Recoleta Cemetery is considered as a museum. The reason is the very important quantity of art and the significant number of graves belonging to politicians and people related to culture, the arts and science
**Recoleta Culture Centre. Junín 1930
Open from Monday to Friday 02 to 09 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 09 pm. Free admittance.
This culture centre was inaugurated in 1980 in the building of the former Monastery of the Recoletos.It offers exhibition halls, an auditory, cinema and a sound & image laboratory. It offers several courses and houses a hotel for those artist coming into the town to show their work.
** National Museum of Arts. Av. Del Libertador 1473.
Open from Tuesdays to Friday from 12:30 to 07:30 pm.Saturday, Sunday from 9:30 am to 07:30 pm. Free admittance.
It was built in 1933 by Architect Dormal. The museum has a permanent exhibition and invites other collectors. There you can find works of Goya, Picasso, Rubens, Monet, Velazquez, Van Gohg, Gauguin, Degas, Rembrandt, Rodin and local artists such as Berni, Castagnino, Quinquela Martín and Petorutti.
** National Library. Agüero 2502
Open from Monday to Friday 09 am to 09 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 12 am to 07 pm.
The National Library was founded in 1811. It has more than 2 million books and documents which is the largest in Lati America. The current building was designed by Arch Clorindo Testa together with Alicia Cazzaniga and Francisco Bullrich.It has nine reading halls with capacity for 940 readers and among other it has an auditorium and a librarian school.