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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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  • Originally we had a tour booked for our short stay in Buenos Aires, but it was canceled at the last minute due to the World Cup, so we decided that this was one of the must sees and headed of to the.....  more
    Originally we had a tour booked for our short stay in Buenos Aires, but it was canceled at the last minute due to the World Cup, so we decided that this was one of the must sees and headed of to the.....  more »
  • This is a beautiful cemetery with an amazing variety of mausoleums. Some are in poor repair, many are multilevel with staircases visible 
    This is a beautiful cemetery with an amazing variety of mausoleums. Some are in poor repair, many are multilevel with staircases visible  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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