Life and death collide in Recoleta, a refined central Buenos Aires neighborhood with spirited energy and an illustrious cemetery. Culture consumers, francophiles, students, and art gallery denizens wait in line together at Starbucks, share baguettes at Plaza Francia's La Feria Hippie, and scrutinize the works of Titian and Goya. Shop, study, or meander through its street fairs—whatever you do in Recoleta, you won't be alone.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Recoleta: The Center of "The Paris of South America"
Museums and Scholars Along Academic Avenues
The Resting Place of Famous Argentinians
Barrio Norte: Recoleta's Commercial Center
Las Heras Avenue: Visions of Parisian Landscapes
Plaza Francia: Recoleta's Favorite Lawn
Dining In Recoleta
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Erika Rojas studied Documentary Photography in Venezuela. She lived in New York City for 12 years where she focused and developed her career in Lifestyle, Still Life and Food Photography. She is currently living and working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Javier Pierini studied in Argentina in the creative workshops of Gabriel Valansi and Juan Travnik. He also studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and at the Santa Fe Workshops in the U.S. His work has been published in various media print worldwide including: The NYTimes Style Magazine, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Fortune, and Condé Nast Traveller. His artwork has been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Italy, and Poland.