Buenos Aires, Argentina Day 4, Recoleta Neighbourhood

On our agenda for today was a walk through Recoleta neighborhood with its famous cemetery, to check out the feria de Recoleta (outdoor market with artisan goods), to check out the Four Seasons Hotel and the Park Hyatt Hotel, eat Argentine meat (including me as a vegetarian!) and to experience Buenos Aires nightlife.

We started off with a visit to the Four Seasons Hotel. They were really friendly and gave us a tour of the hotel and showed us one of their suites.  We then went over to see the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. The hotel features two guest buildings connected by a beautiful courtyard. The courtyard is very inviting and we were tempted to sit down and have a drink but we decided to continue our walk.

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We quickly hit the Feria de Recoleta where you can buy artisan goods like silver, leather, pottery and a lot of jewelry. You will find lots of food vendors, acrobats and street performers. Not far from the market is the Recoleta Cemetery – a famous cemetery located in the Recoleta neighborhood. This cemetery contains the graves of notable people, including Evita (Eva Peron), presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy and a granddaughter of Napoleon.

Evitas grave

Even with looking at the map we never found Evita’s grave.

Maybe we are just not smart enough :-P.
I guess we were also tired from walking so much. But I found a photo of the grave on flickr.
So here it is!


After the cemetery we took a taxi back to the hotel and rested. Dinner starts late in Argentina. Most restaurants won’t open until 8pm. We had a reservation at Cabaña Las Lilas – a popular meat restaurant at Puerto Madero. I ordered fish, Paul ordered Filet Mignon. I DID try the meat and I have to say it was pretty good.

But I still prefer my fish:

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After dinner we went back to the hotel and waited till 1pm to go to Pacha Buenos Aires. Henry Saiz was playing but we didn’t stay very long. The club is huge and it has a big VIP area that you can pay for to get in. Being used to the club scene in Berlin we didn’t have the fun we were hoping for. It was more see-and-be-seen atmosphere. Bouncers were walking around  checking people aggressively with flashlights. The line for the ladies bathroom was huge. We left Pacha around 3am and took a taxi to Palermo. We definitely had a better time there while bar and club hopping and talking to people. We were back at our hotel around 7am. Argentine Nights are long!

La Recoleta Cemetery

http://www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar/

Address: Azcuénaga, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone: +54 11 4803-1594

Feria de Recoleta (outdoor market)

Address: Plaza Francia, near the Recoleta cemetery

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

Cabaña Las Lilas

www.laslilas.com

Address: Av Alicia Moreau de Justo 516, 1107 Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 4313-1336

Hours: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Pacha Buenos Aires

http://www.pachabuenosaires.com/

Av rafael obligado costanera, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina (Palermo)

On our agenda for today was a walk through Recoleta neighborhood with its famous cemetery, to check out the feria de Recoleta (outdoor market with artisan goods), to check out the Four Seasons Hotel and the Park Hyatt Hotel, eat Argentine meat (including me as a vegetarian!) and to experience Buenos Aires nightlife.

We started off with a visit to the Four Seasons Hotel. They were really friendly and gave us a tour of the hotel and showed us one of their suites.  We then went over to see the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. The hotel features two guest buildings connected by a beautiful courtyard. The courtyard is very inviting and we were tempted to sit down and have a drink but we decided to continue our walk.

DSC_4279

We quickly hit the Feria de Recoleta where you can buy artisan goods like silver, leather, pottery and a lot of jewelry. You will find lots of food vendors, acrobats and street performers. Not far from the market is the Recoleta Cemetery – a famous cemetery located in the Recoleta neighborhood. This cemetery contains the graves of notable people, including Evita (Eva Peron), presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy and a granddaughter of Napoleon.

Evitas grave

Even with looking at the map we never found Evita’s grave.

Maybe we are just not smart enough :-P.
I guess we were also tired from walking so much. But I found a photo of the grave on flickr.
So here it is!


After the cemetery we took a taxi back to the hotel and rested. Dinner starts late in Argentina. Most restaurants won’t open until 8pm. We had a reservation at Cabaña Las Lilas – a popular meat restaurant at Puerto Madero. I ordered fish, Paul ordered Filet Mignon. I DID try the meat and I have to say it was pretty good.

But I still prefer my fish:

DSC_4335

After dinner we went back to the hotel and waited till 1pm to go to Pacha Buenos Aires. Henry Saiz was playing but we didn’t stay very long. The club is huge and it has a big VIP area that you can pay for to get in. Being used to the club scene in Berlin we didn’t have the fun we were hoping for. It was more see-and-be-seen atmosphere. Bouncers were walking around  checking people aggressively with flashlights. The line for the ladies bathroom was huge. We left Pacha around 3am and took a taxi to Palermo. We definitely had a better time there while bar and club hopping and talking to people. We were back at our hotel around 7am. Argentine Nights are long!

La Recoleta Cemetery

http://www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar/

Address: Azcuénaga, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone: +54 11 4803-1594

Feria de Recoleta (outdoor market)

Address: Plaza Francia, near the Recoleta cemetery

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

Cabaña Las Lilas

www.laslilas.com

Address: Av Alicia Moreau de Justo 516, 1107 Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 4313-1336

Hours: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Pacha Buenos Aires

http://www.pachabuenosaires.com/

Av rafael obligado costanera, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina (Palermo)

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