Located a few steps from famous `La Biela Restaurant`, preferred meeting point for business and/or pleasure among local porteņos.
Other attractions are the Buenos Aires Design Center and Iglesia del Pilar, ancient church from beginning of century.
Another nice attraction for locals or tourists is the Flea Market opening on Sundays in Plaza Francia.
Located next to the temple, the Centro Cultural Recoleta is a renovated space that formerly served as a convent for Recoleta's monks and later as a poorhouse for senior citizens; the current space, designed in 1979 by a team led by one of Argentina's most original architects, Clorindo Testa, is a colorful array
of cloisters from colonial times, with late 19th. century pavilions, a neo-Gothic chapel and contemporary constructions. According to Testa, the curch's colors evoke colonial Buenos Aires. In addition to an art bookstore and shop, the Centro Cultural Recoleta has diverse exhibition halls on two floors, an auditorium, pretty patios and a beautiful terrace.
The Centro Cultural Recoleta is a focal point of the city's cultural activity. A complete panorama of activities in the realm of scenic and plastic arts take place here. Visitors may catch plastic arts, photographic, sculpture and video-art exhibits, learn about tendencies of the aesthetic avant-garde as well as participate in courses and workshops and attend
conferences and encounters with artists.
Located next to the Centro Cultural, the Buenos Aires Design Center is the shopping center for diverse styles in interior design, decorating and domestic furnishings. Its terrace, with a lovely view of the Plaza Alvear, has a restaurant with an original, first class menu and the space is accompanied by shops selling design, handicraft and regional goods.
Inaugurated in 1994, this prominent space, which includes complex construction, was also designed by a team headed up by Clorindo Testa.
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Plaza Alvear (which many natives confuse with the nearby Plaza Francia) is filled with stand on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays for the city's most traditional and popular Feria Artesanal (Crafts Fair) that covers the space up to calle Junin.
Here, products of varied textures and materials are on display: jewelry, leather, knitwear, candles, herbal teas, antiques, art and design objects (specially those with motifs relating to tango, polo and typical Buenos Aires images and caricatures), in addition to other products.
Some of the Plaza's classic personalities include the living statues, clowns, jugglers and the tango dancers, singers or jazz musicians. Tarot readings and astrological services are offered in different spots on the Plaza. This large, grassy space, where the city's cultural activity is easily observed , is one of the most popular spots for young people and families,
who sit in the grass to watch the various spectacles, relish in the sun and enjoy a pleasant afternoon outside.
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Starting at the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace and the 17th. century Church of San Francisco with its 19th. century tower, forming a group of outstanding beauty, from there the range of tourist sights spreads out in all directions of Salta - Argentina.
Iguazu Falls - Cataratas del Iguazu - consists of some 275 separate waterfalls - in the rainy season there are as many as 350 - that send their white cascades plunging more than 200 feet onto the rocks below.