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There’s one reason why most visitors to Buenos Aires head to Recoleta: to visit the grave of Eva Perón in Recoleta Cemetery. Possessing almost cult-like appeal, the resting place of the charismatic First Lady of Argentina between 1946 and 1962 draws great crowds. Other graves include presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, and one of Napoleon’s granddaughters. But there’s more to the neighborhood than its beautifully-maintained mausoleum. This wealthy residential neighborhood between Retiro and Palermo is an architectural masterpiece. You'll find no shortage of grand embassies, five-star hotels, and opulent mansions – much of it in French château-style. Recoleta is prime territory for the culturally minded. There’s the National Fine Arts Museum or Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the skating rink-turned-multimedia exhibition center, Palais de Glace. Visit the authentic Plaza Francia market for souvenirs, which places an emphasis on local craftsmanship.

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