Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

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Admire the 4,691 elaborate and varied vaults of Recoleta Cemetery. 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. Before you head to Buenos Aires, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Buenos Aires travel route planner , to make sure you see all that Buenos Aires has to offer, including Recoleta Cemetery.
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  • I didn't visit the grave of Evita, but my friends were and find it very simple, morbid, wearing nothing but a common cemetery.
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  • It is one of those outputs that lead not long, and allows you to know a little more of our history, the place is very well preserved sometimes saving a bit of dirt, but it must be done if these passing through Buenos Aires.
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  • It is located in the heart of recoleta and offers a very orderly way of finding where the rest of many well known people of Argentina could be seen  more »
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  • I don't know how I can give 5 stars to a cemetery... However La Recoleta has so many beautiful crypts and plants, it is a nice place to relax for a while. Very popular with the tourists, mainly because of Eva Peron... She lies 5 meters underground in her family crypt. So look for Duarte. Clean toilets. Free tours with the cemetery guides.
  • Definitely worth a visit as there's a lot of historical figures buried here. The free guided tours do not run any more but there are knowledgeable pay tours. We had one in English for AR$100 which started at 11am.
  • I had no idea this place was so popular. When my husband told me we were going to a cemetery I didn't know how big it was. Once we arrived and they gave me a map, I couldn't believe. Walking around it's interesting and you can learn a lot about Argentinian culture.
  • Somewhat more ornate than the average cemetery, the free admission makes it worth the visit to see the memorials that some of Buenos Aires' affluent families made for themselves. Be prepared to see some coffins, especially in some of the units which are less well maintained. Follow the crowds if you are looking for the Evita.
  • "While there is a lot of value in wandering aimlessly and exploring the strangely beautiful cemetery, if you hope to see a particular grave be sure to consult the map at the entrance." Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Recoleta Cemetery is a fascinating, open-air museum. Enjoy the air and the architecture.

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