Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires
(2.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Explore Cementerio de la Chacarita, the largest graveyard in Argentina founded in the 1880s. Roam the complex, rich with Argentinean history and culture, and see the tombs of local celebrities and historical figures. The cemetery no longer houses the remains of Juan Peron, but you can visit the final resting places of many actors, authors, politicians, notable British immigrants, and even a Nazi naval captain. Put Cementerio de la Chacarita into our Buenos Aires trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is impressive to see so many plates in Carlos Gardel's tomb with moving inscriptions from so many places around the world. The sculpture itself is a normal thing but reading the dedications from so...  more »
  • An impressive place with architecture, culture and history, art Baroque in sight and that endearing power houses to be a cemetery, so visit of pure pleasure, for a different place. the trees renew air and all the sounds of the extrarios, leaving a pleasant peace are.
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  • Trying to write a review about a cemetery, probably one of the saddest places that exist, and at the same time wanting to say something beautiful about this place, we find inevitably found sensations. Trying to be the negative of the loss bereavement not avoid us describing the good thing about this place, I see the need to mark the cemetery of Chacarita is a sculptural and picturesque place. Undoubtedly, at times can be scary (more at night), but that does not mean that you can also see the other side of a place as well.
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  • It might sound strange to say about a cemetery, but I love this place and find it very relaxing to stroll around. Huge wide open spaces with a lot of trees and greenery. The initial section after going in the main entrance has a lot of grand mausoleums and some more famous historical Argentines such as tango singer Carlos Gardel and aviator Jorge Newbery, and beyond that is also a section ("rincon") with a lot of entertainers, musicians, sportspeople, artists and creative people all grouped together. There is also the Peron family tomb where Juan Domingo Peron was originally buried, although he has since been moved (interesting story that one, look it up). All in all, Chacarita is a great alternative visit to Recoleta cemetery.
  • Gorgeous, peaceful cemetery. Not very touristy either.
  • Quite a relaxing place, full of history
  • The "other" cemetery. Not as famous as Recoleta and therefore much less visited by tourists, this place is mainly noteworthy for housing the remains of famous tango singer and 1930's heartthrob Carlos Gardel. After dying in a plane crash various women were so distraught that they committed suicide. On the tomb is a lifesize statue of the late singer with his hand held out just so that you can put a lighted cigarette between the fingers. (yes, they do not mind you climbing on top of a tomb here). Legend has it that if the cigarette burns up completely, you will get to be with your secret love. Various couples have put metal plaques on the tomb thanking Gardel for his succesful intervention in their love lives, so it seems worth a shot ;-) Only a few yards away from the Federico Lacroze subway station so very easy to get to.
  • Its huge with pavement roads. A lot of trees and beautiful monuments. すごい