Sunday, October 11, 2009

Buenos Aires- Recoleta

I realized this afternoon that I hadn't posted on our visit to the Recoleta neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The most famous part of the Recoleta neighborhood is the Recoleta cemetary. This cemetary was amazing, with astonishing architecture for the family crypts. This is where Eva Peron rests with her family, which added to my desire to visit it.
A startlingly beautiful statue.
An example of the architecture. The cemetary was set up with alleys to guide you around.
Eva Peron's gravesite.

Recoleta also has, what is commonly called, a Hippie Market. Here, hippie portenos sell their artistic wares. Jesse and I bought a painting, some earrings (for me), a ring (for him), and some picture frames. We also stumbled upon a live music show going on, so we just sat and listened for awhile.
What may have been Jesse's favorite part of the neighborhood was where we ate lunch. Around the hippie market there are all these outdoor cafes and restaurants. Well, we found a microbrewery among those outdoor patios. We bought a sampler and enjoyed the variety of beers.

1 comment:

Bizzle said...

See, aren't you glad you like beer now?

Totally jealous you got to visit Eva Peron's resting place! Is she actually there, or do they keep dipping her body in that same stuff they do to Lenin and transferring it around?

Why am I so weird? :)