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This imposing building decorated with English ceramics, is a palace of pure baroque style. Except the shale which was imported from France, the other elements were shipped from England. Originally this structure, was built as a water tower to provide clean, drinking water to the locals after the yellow fever epidemic of 1877. Today it is the headquarters of the water company Aguas Argentinas, and also houses a waterworks museum, that has hundreds of toilets collected from across the world over the decades. There is also a library containing books, and other material on waterworks across the globe.
La Rioja is a province in the northwest of the country, at the Cuyo region. The Casa de La Rioja provides information about the province, and offers several activities related to it.
Adorned with park side restaurants, cafes, and art galleries, Recoleta is one of the most fashionable and popular neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tourists and locals alike are drawn in by the European-style architecture, outdoor street fairs on the weekends, and multitude of upscale boutiques and bars. Make sure to check out the beautiful and lavish Cementerio de la Recoleta, as well as the enormous Plaza Francia.
Known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Buenos Aires, the Recoleta Cemetery is the final resting place for some of Argentina's most prominent families. A trip to the cemetery is not complete until Eva Peron's gravesite is found. One of the most beloved figures in Argentine history, Evita, is probably the most visited grave in the whole cemetery, and all of Argentina. The grave is difficult to find, hidden amongst the 6,400 tombs in the graveyard town, so just look out for flowers and a large congregation of people taking photos. - Alexandra Lazar
Zivals is a space for true literature lovers and music enthusiasts. With a grand collection of journals, bestsellers, novels and letters at the books section and an elaborate collection of the best classics from the world of music, in the music section; make Zivals one of the best places for those love to read and appreciate great symphonies.
The Galería Alvear is located on one of the most select avenues of the city. Attached to the Alvear Palace Hotel, the gallery caters to a very distinguished clientele. You will find exclusive jewelry, arts and antiques stores, boutiques and some apparels shops here. Every store has its own timings, so be sure to make your enquiries before heading for this place.
Located in one of the most important areas of Buenos Aires, Plaza Intendente Torcuato de Alvear is marked by lush green surroundings and beautifully landscaped gardens. Consisting of Recoleta Cemetry and Centro Cultural Recoleta, a beautiful church and the Maria Mayor Torcuato de Alvear monument overlooks the square. This spacious square is also reputed for hosting numerous big art fairs and festivals, and is bordered by several bars, cafes and restaurants.
This avenue used to be the centre of Porteño nightlife and it still retains the original bohemian amibiance immortalized in popular lore. In the 1930s it was widened and numerous cinemas, theatres, and restaurants quickly lined its sidewalks. Antique, rare and used bookstores are clustered here as well, interspersed with the traditional Porteño cafés. Exchange houses are easily located along this avenue for the many tourists who flock here. The Obelisco (Obelisk) and this famous avenue, constitute the city's icons, and the typical picture postcard view of Buenos Aires.