We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Junin 1930, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 11 4803-1041
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Next to the famed Recoleta Cemetery (final resting place of Eva Perón)...

Next to the famed Recoleta Cemetery (final resting place of Eva Perón) stands an arts center with permanent and touring exhibits that also features theatrical and musical performances. Its first floor houses the kid-interactive Museo Participativo de Ciencias, where youngsters can wander on their own.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 490 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 1
Art, history and views all in one place

The building dates from colonial days and has served as a monastery, hospital, old people's home and now one of the highlights in the Buenos Aires artistic menu. The place itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Add Photo Write a Review

490 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
199 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in not expecting much and had a great time. There was a show of large photos of actors, singers, artists and other notables, with quotes from them in chalk on the walls. Truly excellent to hear their pithy sayings. Then an installation of a lake filling and draining...lots of interaction there. The best of all: a room with... More 

Thank Connie B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
235 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The building dates from colonial days and has served as a monastery, hospital, old people's home and now one of the highlights in the Buenos Aires artistic menu. The place itself definitely deserves spending a while just looking at the surroundings from this scenic mound in the centre of the city, with beautiful gardens, handcrafts fair and of course all... More 

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
249 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Interesting building. Lots of exhibitions. The key thing is free. Also its close to the Recoleta cemetery. If you have time, they even have a laser dance show at the end of the alley.

Thank itcheetam
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

There are rooms for different arts, I enjoyed the one room a lot, others wasnt so exctiting to me. You should visit and see for yourself, I think everyone can find something for themselves. Free to enter. There are restrooms that you can use. Artisans Market helds in front it at weekends.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Interesting architecture from outside, basic spaces for expos inside. We saw a photographic exhibition and then a performance by De La Guarda "Fuerta Bruta" - amazing acrobatic show.

Thank noramaclean
Sorrento, Italy
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

It is absolutely a local cultural centre, it express basic, simple artistic ways of local gentinian artists, very different from what you can find in Europe, like London or Paris, but definitely with a peaceful vibe.

Thank Antonella M
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is a space to enjoy contemporary Argentinian art. It is in between a museum and a gallery. Good selection of young artist.

1 Thank RaquelitaNYC
Level Contributor
537 reviews
278 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This building is prominently located in Recoleta, very close to the cemetery and all other places that matter. The outside is a delight; it is painted deep orange and white and looks enticing. Yet inside it has the appeal of an old hospital with its long corridors and white walls. There are regualr exhibitions which would look better in a... More 

Thank sabatinitennis
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Free entry is a bonus, but the contents did not live up to expectations. Speaking Spanish would definitely make it better (and we did not). Some of the art within was different (see pictures). There are some ruins within, but we had no idea of their significance.

Thank AncalagonTheBlack
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
1,662 reviews
780 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

And free wifi. Interesting artwork in my opinion and certainly well worth a visit. The beauty of it having many small galleries is that if you don't like ehat is in one room you move to the next Art is very personal so don't let the recent reviews put you off.

Thank Albywon

Travellers who viewed Centro Cultural Recoleta also viewed

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District

Been to Centro Cultural Recoleta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Centro Cultural Recoleta staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Recoleta

Neighbourhood Profile
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
Explore this neighbourhood