• Accommodates
    5
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Size
    100 m²
  • Floor No.
    (with elevator)
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Smoking allowed
  • Elevator in building
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
Property summary
Address: Ayacucho, 1021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Property type: Apartment
Property ID: 1F3SC7DV
Description
Description
Pefectly located, three blocks away from Recoleta cementry, this apartment is beautiful, nice and comfortable. It has been recently restored and furnished. 3 Bedrooms with two beds each, 2 bathrooms (one with tub), spacious kithcen, dinning 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.

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.
[edit]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.
[edit]Recoleta Cemetery

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.
[edit]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.
[edit]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.
House rules
The check in is made from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm.
To check in before or after this hour or in Saturday and Sunday there is a charge of usd 25.

The Check out is made from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 11 am.
To check out before or after this hour or in Saturday and Sunday there is a charge of usd 25.
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Prices
Weekly rate: $ 723 US
Monthly rate: $ 1724 US
Details
Check-in after: Noon
Check-in before: On arrangement
Check-out before: Noon
Cancellation Policy: Strict
Availability
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Reviews of this property
10 Excellent

We had an excellent stay in Buenos Aires and especially in the apartment very well located in Recoletta. Mateo was, as usual, available to meet our needs. Wimdu we recommend to any traveler. Thank you again.
Andrée and family

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November 2013
10 Excellent

We had a great stay. Mateo quickly made arrangements to meet additional needs. We are glad to return to the same apartment on Nov. 11
Andrée

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November 2013
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10 Excellent
Lofted Studio. Fast Wifi 10 MB!

Received an instant booking, and I was able to meet with Mateo the following day for check in. Very organized process, and excellent communication with any inquiry or request that I had. The location was only a few blocks from Ave Sta Fe to catch the subte, but taxis were always readily available. Loved that the supermarket was at the entrance of the building, farmacity was around the corner, kiosk across the street, and great local cafe also at the corner. The apartment building included 24/7 security, sauna, and the studio itself was gorgeous. Nice balcony, comfortable bed, kitchen included all basic needs, and the bathroom with standup shower was wonderful! This place was perfect for my needs, and I recommend it for anyone visiting Buenos Aires. I would love to stay at this apartment again or any of the other numerous properties led by Mateo and his company.

September 2014
10 Excellent
Recoleta One Bedroom with Wifi!

Perfect place, and perfect host.

February 2014
10 Excellent
Lofted Studio. Fast Wifi 10 MB!

Mateo's apartment is conveniently located near major parks of Buenos Aires but also subway and bus lines. We were able to visit different neighborhoods of this great city. Our host was friendly and the service personnel of the building.

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January 2013
10 Excellent
Recoleta One Bedroom with Wifi!

It was a pleasure to stay in the apartment of Mateo. The apartment is in the center of Buenos Aires and it's very helpful to visit the city. There is all what you need: kitchen, internet, tv... It's a little more expensive than an hostel but it's better because you are like at home !! Moreover, Mateo is a really nice person !

September 2011
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