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Things to do in Recoleta

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Recoleta. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Recoleta attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Recoleta to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Recoleta.

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  • Arandú

    The satisfying aroma of leather greets you as you enter Arandú, which is dedicated to handicrafts. Stock up on woven bracelets, suede hunting bags,... More
  • Buenos Aires Design

    Buenos Aires Design features more than 60 different shops. Situated on a hill next to the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the center showcases the best o... More
  • Casa López

    A family of German immigrants opened this marroquinería (leather-store) across from Plaza San Martin in 1943. The shelves are stocked with handcraf... More
  • Cat Ballou

    A hippie-chic home-and-fashion store selling filmy, embroidered dresses and Nakashima-reminiscent furniture wrought in native woods like lapacho an... More
  • Comme Il Faut, Buenos Aires

    In this tiny second-floor store, shoppers sit on leopard-skin benches as they try on the dagger-heeled tango shoes that cofounder (and accomplished... More
  • Gran Bar Danzon

    Stop by for a glass of Malbec and some tapas at this industrial, concrete-walled wine bar, softened by thousands of candles placed all around. Cre... More
  • Patio Bullrich

    Despite—or maybe because of—its chandeliers and dramatic glass ceiling, some visitors will find Patio Bullrich, considered the town’s most prestigi... More
  • Pick Market

    For foodie souvenirs, visit the new gourmet market in Recoleta. More
  • Recoleta Cemetery

    With more than 4,700 ornate stone crypts laid out along a streetlike grid, this graveyard is an architectural masterpiece, and an eerie miniature c... More
  • Un Altra Volta

    Evoking the laboratory-style new wave Italian gelateria, this high-design mini-chain keeps it cool with 65 intensely flavored creations under gleam... More
  • Vasalissa

    This celadon and white chocolatería, creates extraordinary confections in the form of automobiles, teddies, hats, and what is practically a nationa... More

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