Morning tour of the northern part of Buenos Aires, starting with La Recoleta, the capital's original affluent neighborhood which has remained a highly sought-after area to live in.
Its local cemetery might be the most famous in the world where Evita Peron rests. The designs of the mausoleums are all unique, reflecting the many artistic and architectural currents that thrived during the building of the nation and behind every tombstone lies the story of the city and the country.
Right outside the cemetery, Our Lady of Pilar stands tall, a unique colonial church built in the eighteenth century.
Just a few blocks from there, on Alvear Avenue some of the most beautiful mansions and private hotels of the city can be found. This is also the place to go for art galleries. Another blocks away you will stop at Carlos Pellegrini Square which got its name from an Argentinean president of the late nineteenth century who created the Jockey Club.
This is also where some large Embassies are located, having taken residence in mansions previously owned by well-known families of the city.
In the afternoon you will visit the Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz Railway Museum, a journey back in a time when Argentina’s train network was one of the largest in the world. Learn about the historic importance of the railway in the country's economic, technological and cultural development.
Objects in the museum's collection include vehicles, models, telephones and telegraph equipment from the late 19th and early 20th century.
The museum hosts a Center of Railway Studies and a library with historic documents, photographs, and charts.
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