Centro Cultural Recoleta | Recoleta Cultural Center
Junín 1930 (@ Guido); Tel. + (011.54.11) 4803-1041
Right next to the Recoleta Cemetery is another important cultural attraction - The Recoleta Cultural Center. Photo by Clare Nisbet
Since its recent inception in the 80’s, the Centro Cultural Recoleta has become one of the city’s most important resources. The center is housed in a former convent and is conveniently located just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Recoleta Cemetery. The inside of the building has been gutted and renovated to include large, modern exhibition halls with rotating and exceptional exhibits (check website for details). There is also a cinema and a large auditorium, which hosts events for the Tango Festival when it rolls around. Upstairs scores of enthusiastic children enjoy the hands-on Museo Participativo de Ciencias.
Continuing renovation can be slightly distracting to one's visit but this is a wonderful and important facility for the city and a shameless bargain at the cost of $1AR donation for entry. The art exhibitions are culturally relevant and well-chosen as are the continuing cinematic programs. The Center is worth visiting if for no other reason than to support its wonderful contribution to the culture of Buenos Aires.
—Centro Cultural Recoleta | Recoleta Cultural Center review by Clare Nisbet