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Through the old part of Recoleta

Overall distance: 2,5 km. This walk through the oldest part of the Recoleta quarter brings us to some of the most important art spaces and historical sites of the city, crossing beautiful parks and squares with sculptures and monuments of exceptional quality.

At the beginning of the 18th Century, monks belonging to the Franciscan order of the Recoletos Descalzos (barefoot friars) settled in this area, beyond the borders of what was then Buenos Aires. Their convent and church were dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar (Nuestra Señora del Pilar, more about, see Iglesia del Pilar). The local population named it La Recoleta, designation that was extended later to the whole area.

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