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The sights in Recoleta

Today it is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods of the Argentinian capital and its cultural centre, rich in attractions.

The National Museum of Fine Arts (El Museo de Bellas Artes) is an art museum with a vast number of exhibition halls that dispose of collections of paintings ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. It also has an extensive library of museum art history.

The National Library is the largest library in Argentina and one of the main in South America. It was built at the site of the official residence of former President Juan Peron. Today it holds over 4 million books.

The National Museum of Decorative Arts (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo). The museum maintains twenty exhibition halls and nine permanent collections containing over 4,000 objects.

Recoleta Cultural Center. It houses art studios, a learning area, a space for teenagers, a cinema, a science centre, a bar, a gift shop and exhibition halls hosting contemporary Argentinian artists' exhibitions.

The Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) is a huge and one of the most famous necropolises in the world, where many famous people are buried. Some burials here are even recognised as historical monuments.

The Pilar Church (Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar) is next to the Recoleta Cemetery.

The Iron Flower (Floralis Generica) is one of the main symbols of Buenos Aires, located in the United Nations Square. The sculpture was created in 2002. The flower, weighing eighteen tons and thirty-four meters high, opens its petals at sunrise and closes at sunset. And these huge metal petals reflect cityscapes.