Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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Admire the 4,691 elaborate and varied vaults of Cementerio de la Recoleta. The mausoleums display a wide array of architectural styles, sculptures, and motifs, from Baroque to Art Deco, many constructed from materials imported from Paris and Milan. The cemetery serves as the final resting place for artists, actors, writers, and Nobel Prize winners, 19 Argentine presidents, and the beloved icon Eva Perón. Although some tombs are protected by the government, parts of the cemetery have fallen into disrepair. While the cemetery can be explored without a guide, having someone to recount the stories behind the different mausoleums can greatly enrich your trip. A visit to Cementerio de la Recoleta represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I spent a half day exploring this cemetery and could have spent the rest of the day if I didn't have plans. I will definitely go back. Of course you have to see Eva Peron's mausoleum, but there is so....  more
    I spent a half day exploring this cemetery and could have spent the rest of the day if I didn't have plans. I will definitely go back. Of course you have to see Eva Peron's mausoleum, but there is so....  more »
  • It's hard to understand how encompassing the cemetery is unless you see it from above. I took some photos to show this. You will get a better grasp if you look at them. The architecture is diverse... 
    It's hard to understand how encompassing the cemetery is unless you see it from above. I took some photos to show this. You will get a better grasp if you look at them. The architecture is diverse...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture and many of the most renowned politicians and high society names can be found here, including Evita's grave. So many interesting statues , including a couple who requested to be looking in opposite directions. A lot of history, lots of money. Unfortunately, many of the graves are not properly taken care of. Still worth visiting.
  • Celebration of Death is a concept which differs from place to place, religion religion and culture to culture. But even when this occasion is celebrated, there can be no better place to do so that the Recoleta Cemetery, in Buenos Aires. It is not just a cemetery but a custodian of art and beauty. Was surprised that it is still used actively and I witnessed a funeral in progress. A few hours is needed to walk around this cemetery and every minute of that walk is memorable

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