Recoleta 3 Bedroom for 5 people

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ayacucho, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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Recoleta 3 Bedroom for 5 people.

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Recoleta 3 Bedroom for 5 people.

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Pefectly located, three blocks away from Recoleta cemetery, this apartment is beautiful, nice and comfortable. It has been recently restored and furnished. 2 Bedrooms with two beds each, 2 bathrooms (one with tub), spacious kithcen, dining and living room big enough to receive some visits, air conditioned, washing machine, wi fi internet, cable tv and a nice balcony view.

It's an opportunity you just can't miss!

Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood in the city of Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina; it is an area of great historical and architectural interest, due, particularly to the Recoleta Cemetery located there. It is also an important tourist destination and cultural center of the city.

It is also considered one of the more affluent neighborhoods, and the cost per square meter/foot of real estate is one of the highest in the city. The Recoleta is accessible by the “D Line” of the Buenos Aires Subway which passes through the neighborhood.

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History

The name of the neighborhood comes from the Monastery of the Recollect Fathers, members of the Franciscan Order which was established in the area at the beginning of the 18th century. They founded a monastery and a church dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar with a cemetery attached. The Recoleta pathway is nearly the exact geographic center of the neighborhood, and one of its highest points in the city, which, at the end of the 19th century attracted wealthy families from the south of the city who sought to escape from the deadly yellow fever outbreak which began in 1871. From that time on, the Recoleta has been one of the most stylish and expensive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, home to private family mansions, foreign embassies, and luxury hotels, including the Alvear Palace Hotel, the most sumptuous in all of Latin America.
The historical center of this neighborhood is the Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, construction of which was completed in 1732. For that reason, the neighborhood was occasionally called El Pilar. The church was originally situated at the edge of the banks that sloped down to the Río de la Plata and Manso Creek. The creek, also known as Tercero del Norte, currently flows through an underground pipe, and runs below present-day Pueyrredón Avenue. It formed a type of small delta, with channels along the current Austria and Tagle Streets, which flowed into the Río de la Plata.
When Buenos Aires suffered terrible cholera and yellow fever epidemics in the 1870s, the population of the city spread out to avoid the contagion. It was for that reason that, while the underprivileged classes settled in the south-southwest of the city, the most wealthy settled in the Recoleta area, where the height of the terrain reduced the presence of insects which transmitted the diseases.
These families (many of which were members of the ruling national elite, considered of noble ancestry for having descended from respected historical figures from the period of Argentine independence), built mansions and other notable buildings in the French architectural style of the period (many of which were demolished towards the end of the 1950s and beginning of the 1960s). Consequently, Buenos Aires has often been referred to as the "Paris of South America". Nowadays, what is left of these traditional buildings coexist with elegant modern constructions.
Together with some sections of the neighboring communities of Retiro and Palermo, Recoleta forms a part of the area known as Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, a traditional residential zone for the city’s most affluent families, where a great portion of the cultural life of the city is concentrated.

Culture
Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.
The Recoleta neighborhood is distinguished by its great cultural spaces. In addition to historical monuments, it is home to the National Fine Arts Museum or Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the National Library of Argentina, the Recoleta Cultural Center, and other exhibition venues.

Recoleta Cemetery
The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the main tourist attractions in the neighborhood. It was designed by the French architect, Prosper Catelin, at the request of President Bernardino Rivadavia, and was dedicated in 1822.
The cemetery is located next to the former monastery of the Recollect Fathers. It is an outstanding display of nineteenth- and twentieth-century funerary art and architecture, with private family crypts of the bourgeoisie and mausolea of the landowning classes. The mortal remains of many figures in Argentine history can be found here: Juan Bautista Alberdi, Manuel Dorrego, Bartolomé Mitre, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Cornelio Saavedra, Guillermo Brown, and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Perhaps the most popular among them is the tomb of Eva Perón whose grave is visited daily by large numbers of tourists and admirers of Peronism.

Museums and Cultural Centers
Next to the cemetery is the former General Juan José Viamonte Shelter, administered in the past by the Recollect Fathers. When it ceased functioning as a shelter for the indigent, it was acquired by the city and converted into the Centro Cultural Recoleta, one of the most important exhibition halls for the plastic arts in the city. 150 meters away, across elegant Libertador Avenue, is the el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), which holds in its permanent collection priceless works of art by Argentine artists such as Berni and Seguí, as well as works by European masters such as Titian, Goya, Rembrandt, Gauguin, and Manet. To the east, along Posadas Street, is the Palais de Glace, which was, at the beginning of the twentieth century, an ice skating rink. It has since been turned into a major multimedia exhibition center. Behind Carlos Thays Park, is located the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones which houses a wide variety of exhibitions and cultural events.

Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Libraries

The National Library of Argentina.
Several of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the capital are located in the Recoleta neighborhood. Among them are the Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, the Escuela Argentina Modelo, the Scuola Edmundo de Amicis, the Colegio Champagnat, the Colegio Mallinkdrodt, and Normal School 1, the oldest portion of which has been declared a National Monument.
Many university schools are also found in Recoleta: Derecho (University of Buenos Aires School of Law), Medicina (University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine), Odontología (University of Buenos Aires School of Dentistry), and the Farmacia y Bioquímica (University of Buenos Aires Schools of Pharmacy and Biochemistry). Additionally, the beautiful neogothic style building which formerly held the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Engineering can be found on Las Heras Avenue, although today it serves only as an auxiliary building for the School, characterized by the cold, humid air typical of gothic structures.
A construction in the brutalist style, located on Agüero Street between Libertador Avenue and Las Heras, is home to the new National Library of Argentina. The building was completed in 1992, after 20 years of construction work. It contains more than four million volumes, including twenty priceless editions, such as a rare copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
[edit]Recoleta and Tango
Several cabarets in the neighborhood served as locales for tango music and dance. The Pabellón de las Rosas, on Libertador Avenue and Tagle Street, like the Café de Hansen in the Palermo neighborhood, maintained a Belle Époque atmosphere, where the so-called "atorrantes" (vagabonds) spent their evenings. At this, and at other cabarets such as the Armenonville, a "peringundín" (dance hall) where Carlos Gardel was known to appear, fights—occasionally bloody—would break out between "malevos" (ruffians), "compadritos" (tough-guys) and "jailaifes" ("high-lifes” or high society boys). In the 1910s, when the Palais de Glace no longer served as an ice skating rink, it became a dance venue, and it is there where the tango finally became accepted by the upper classes of Buenos Aires, especially since it had already become a fad in Paris.
Many tango lyrics reflect life in the Recoleta neighborhood. One song, by Horacio Ferrer, set to music by Ástor Piazzolla, is the famous "Balada para un loco" ("Ballad for a Crazy Man"), which cites two of the neighborhood streets, Callao and Arenales: "Ya sé que estoy piantao, piantao, piantao... / No ves que va la Luna rodando por Callao/que un corso de astronautas y niños, con un vals,/ me baila alrededor... ¡Bailá! ¡Vení! ¡Volá!"
[edit]Sculpture

The neighborhood is graced by numerous statues and sculptures in its parks and plazas. It has been exaggerated that the Recoleta neighborhood has more statues than any neighborhood in the world. Among the statues that stand out are El último centauro ("The Last Centaur"), El Arquero ("The Archer") and the equestrian statue dedicated to Carlos María de Alvear. Additionally, there are works by the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the Floralis Genérica by Eduardo Catalano, and the Torso Masculino Desnudo ("Nude Male Torso") by Fernando Botero. The Recoleta Cemetery also possesses many exquisite works of art, obscured by their funerary location: the sculpture known as the Cristo Muerto by Giulio Monteverde, for example. Furthermore, the neighboring Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar holds excellent examples of Spanish Colonial art. Particularly noteworthy is a beautiful sculpture which represents one of the Apostles by the Spanish sculptor, Alonso Cano.
[edit]Architecture

Junín Street, at the heart of the Recoleta neighborhood.
From the end of the nineteenth-century to the start of the 1920s, the Recoleta neighborhood has witnessed the construction of a great number of “châteaux” (often imitating those of the Loire valley in France), as well as Parisian style petits hôtels, almost always designed by architects of French origin. The major portion of the building materials (boiseries, slate roof tiles, marble for staircases, bronze and iron work, chandeliers with lead crystal prisms, glass lamp shades, ornate gilded mirrors, and beveled lead crystal window panes, mosaics, etc.) were brought from Europe. But just as it occurred in other neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, these grand buildings, in large part, have been demolished since the 1960s due to the realities of the real estate market: on the land that held an extraordinary private mansion, several ordinary modern buildings could be erected. Currently several neighborhood groups which organize marches, meetings, and other events are working to halt further destruction of existing landmarks.

Palacio Duhau.
In spite of the demolitions, Recoleta still displays a rich architectural legacy. Outstanding examples are on Alvear Avenue, where such buildings as the Palacio Duhau (former property of the Duhau family), the Nunciature of the Vatican (the Fernández Anchorena Palace), the Jockey Club, and the luxurious Alvear Palace Hotel. All over Recoleta, petits hôtels which contrast with larger and more modern apartment buildings, still grace the neighborhood.
Some of the work of the noteworthy architect, Clorindo Testa, is located in Recoleta. Of importance is the National Library, the Buenos Aires Design Shopping Center, and the building of the new Colegio de Escribanos de Buenos Aires (School of Legal Notaries of Buenos Aires) on Las Heras Avenue.
Additionally, on the side streets of the neighborhood, there is a large number of rental properties of more practical design, whose compact structure and austere appearance contrast with the predominantly neoclassic style of much of Recoleta.
One particular area of Recoleta, bounded by Agüero, Córdoba, Mario Bravo, Soler, Sánchez de Bustamante, and Mansilla streets, is not normally considered to be a part of the Recoleta neighborhood, but rather belonging to the Palermo area. This may be due to fact that it displays a more recent design style than the average area of Recoleta, and of a visibly inferior quality of construction. For that reason, it is one of the more economical areas of the neighborhood, although some residents may not realize that they do in fact reside in Recoleta.

Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital.
Unlike other areas of Recoleta, the only historic structure in this particular portion of the neighborhood is the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital. The main wing of this hospital retains the features that it had a century ago, and it is located on the corner of Paraguay and Gallo Streets.
[edit]Green Spaces

Although a large portion of Recoleta has been developed, it still possesses many green spaces. Along Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta Avenues, the República Federativa de Brasil Park is located facing the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, Plaza Rubén Darío, Plaza República Oriental del Uruguay, Plaza República Chile, Plaza Francia, Plaza Intendente Alvear, Plaza Dante Alighieri and Plazoleta Raúl Soldi. Plaza Vicente López y Planes, recently enhanced, is found at the intersection of Montevideo and Paraná Streets.
Recoleta was the site of an amusement park, Italpark, from 1960 until its closure in 1990. The current Parque Thays stands on the land that it once occupied. Along Córdoba Avenue, the western edge of the neighborhood, are two parks: Plaza Bernardo Houssay, filled with university students, artisans, and resellers of academic textbooks, and Plaza Monseñor De Andrea, at the intersection of Córdoba and Jean Jaurés Street, is a neighborhood area distinctive for its more everyday feel, where petits-hotels and grand buildings leave space for small homes, grocery stores and shops.
Of particular note, in the Plaza Francia facing the cemetery is an enormous rubber tree; its huge tentacle-like lower branches cast shade over La Biela's popular terrace. Known as the Gran Gomero, it was planted in 1878 and is 50 meters wide.
[edit]Plaza Francia

View of the northern portion of Plaza Francia.
Facing the cemetery and the cultural center, is the Plaza Intendente Alvear, mistakenly, but commonly known as Plaza Francia. The plaza became famous in the 1960s for its street fair, popularly called the “feria hippie.” Over time, in addition to genuine artisans and craftspeople, the fair has attracted street vendors and merchants of a wide variety of merchandise.
At present, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires has reorganized the fair, encouraging the participation of those artisans whose work is original and authentic, and discouraging those whose merchandise is of low quality or those who simply sell mass-produced items. The artisans, led by the organization, Interferias, must pass an evaluation process and be registered. Visitors to the fair may find all kinds of handicraft items, many of them of high quality: leather goods, book restoration, sandals and espadrilles, carved mates, ethnic jewelry, incense, essential oils, spices, satchels, candles, indigenous musical instruments, photography, and much more.
[edit]Famous Residents of Recoleta

Of the important residents of the Recoleta neighborhood, the writers Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo stand out. Perhaps even better known is Jorge Luis Borges, who lived on Quintana Avenue and was, for many years, the Director of the Biblioteca Nacional. He is, arguably, the single most influential and world renowned Argentine writer. José Ortega y Gasset also lived for a time on Quintana Avenue. In the 1930s, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, later known to the world as Pope Pius XII, lived in a sumptuous residence on Alvear Avenue.
In the past, the Argentine president’s residence was located at the intersection of Agüero Street and Libertador Avenue. After the overthrow of President Juan Perón in 1955, the luxurious residence was demolished, and today, where it stood, now stands the National Library, work of the Italo-Argentine Clorindo Testa.
Other contemporary residents who have lent local color to the neighborhood are the comedian Carlos Balá, the iconoclastic musician Charly García and the Italian-Argentine designer Gino Bogani.
[edit]Businesses and Restaurants

Buenos Aires Design, commercial center dedicated exclusively to décor and design. Home, as well, to the Hard Rock Cafe.
The neighborhood is well-known for its shopping opportunities. The most important French and Italian designers have shops in Recoleta.
Recoleta is also a distinctive gastronomic area of the city. Its restaurants, many having earned international awards, are located along Ortiz Street, closed to motor traffic. Here, the renown chef Gato Dumas has had several restaurants. A classic in the neighborhood, and the preferred locale of the Buenos Aires cultural elite, is the literary café, Clásica y Moderna, located on Callao Avenue at Paraguay Street.

Guest Access

Guest will have access to the entire unit.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 10 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • The apartment is well located, well all sunny and well ventilated rooms.
    The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and dining equipment, the facilities are functional and bed linen and towels are clean and offered more than enough for the number of guests.
    The host is extremely attentive, offered outfit that left their initiative and were not budgeted in contracted package, thus demonstrating their professionalism and reliability.
    On another visit we would certainly return to stay with Mateo.

    March 2014
  • Limpio, espacioso y luminoso. Excelente ubicación.Mateo es un gran anfritião, mui educado y dispuesto a ayudar

    January 2014
    Mateo
    Response from Mateo:

    Wanessa, Gracias por quedarse en nuestro apartmento. Fue un Placer.
    Saludos,
    Mateo

    January 2014
  • Mateo fue amable pero las condiciones del apartamento fueron diferentes a las fotos. Los electrodomésticos no funcinaban (A.A. y la lavadora), habia un hueco en el techo del baño, solo habia un baño en lugar de 2 (el otro es demasiado pequeño). Si bien la ubicación del apartamento es adecuada, las condiciones no fueron como estaban promicionadas en el anuncio.

    December 2013
  • Es un buen apt y muy espacioso y la zona es excelente.Pero lamentablemente el apt. no estaba bien cuidado.
    A Mateo no tuve el placer de conocerlo a pesar de que lo llame 2 veces para decirle que no funcionaba la nevera,y le pedi de favor un adaptador para enchufar todos nuestros tel. y computadoras.Nadie se paso por alli,simplemente ni caso.
    El bano con goteras .......unos sillones extremadamente sucios,que no aparecian en las fotos.En fin el apt no resulto ser lo que yo esperaba.
    Es una pena,porque uno paga mucho dinero.
    Conozco este negocio muy bien,pues yo hago lo mismo en Miami.
    Muchas Gracias.

    November 2013
  • Mateo was a very good host. Very quick to help us in every problem we had and gave us the apartment in best conditions!

    Always worried about our stay and how we were managing around the city.

    September 2013
  • El departamento está muy bien ubicado: tiene subte y autobuses cerca y también supermercados, tiendas... Mateo fue muy amable con nosotros: nos recibió en el horario arreglado, siempre que le llamamos nos contestaba, ha resuelto prontamente lo que le hemos pedido.
    El departamento es justo como se ve en las fotos, tiene mucha luz natural, es muy confortable. La calefación es perfecta! Estaba muy frío en Buenos Aires, pero adentro siempre estaba muy calientito. Las camas, sábanas y mantas son reconfortables! Buenísimas!
    Seguramente, volveremos a ese departamento. Gracias por todo, Mateo!

    June 2013
    Mateo
    Response from Mateo:

    Gracias Iana!

    June 2013
  • Mateo's place was great - excellent communication and quick responses in the lead up to the booking. The apartment was clean and as per the pictures - heaps of space for me and two friends. It's located in a great area of BA with loads of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars nearby. It was a great place to spend 10 nights and would be back again in a flash!

    April 2013
  • Mateo's place was great - excellent communication and quick responses in the lead up to the booking. The apartment was clean and as per the pictures - heaps of space for me and two friends. It's located in a great area of BA with loads of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars nearby. It was a great place to spend 10 nights and would be back again in a flash!

    April 2013
  • The apartment is well located and in a nice, well-kept building. I rented the apartment for myself, my son, my daughter and a family friend. Upon my arrival, the apartment was not clean. The walls and doors were splattered with the remains of mosquitos and other bugs that had been squashed there. The toilets were dirty, plastic bags were between the mattress pad of and the mattress of the bed I was using and trash (Kleenex, papers, sunglasses) was under the bed. I discovered this because the third little room did not have a bed as shown. Mateo apologized for this and suggested we could use one of the twin beds in the principal bedroom. He left this to me and upon undoing and moving the bed , I found all this trash. The sheets and towels needed to be washed as they were very dusty.

    The two twin beds in each of the bedrooms were pushed together and made up with King sheets. So, though we needed four separate beds and there were four twin beds in the apartment, we only had two overly large sets of sheets. Mateo was advised of this on Monday when I arrived and told that the other guests were arriving on Wednesday at which time we needed the extra sheets. He was also asked to provide extra towels since only two sets were at the apartment when I arrived though the reservation was for four people. We did not receive the sheets and towels we needed until Thursday. Not so much fun to sleep on a mattress and have two thin bathing towels for four people.

    There were small ants in the principal bathroom but, it appears this was being taken care of as the building was being fumigated. The second bathroom could not be used for showering nor could the sink be used as this caused the drain in the floor to spout back water. The toilet in this bathroom was usable.

    The light in the kitchen did not work when we arrived and neither did other fixtures but a handyman came the very next day. Unfortunately, this required that I be in the apartment to receive him and stay with him until he finished which was about two hours later. Not my idea of a fun time.

    All of these problems could have been averted if management would have checked to see that the apartment functioned as required and anticipated the needs of guests prior to their arrival.

    April 2012
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Hello! I'm Mateo. All the listed properties you may see are under our exclusive management, so we will have full control of your booking. In case something may happen with the property you have booked, i will always have high standard alternatives to avoid cancelling and replace your reservation. I hope you trust in me and my team which is 100% comitted to help you enjoy Buenos Aires. We are always there for any further assistance our guests need, such as booking tickets for soccer, making a reservation for Tango, city tours, or dinner in an exclusive restaurant. Hope we can host you in Buenos Aires, we would very much enjoy to do so! Best regards, Mateo
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