Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires

(2.9/5 based on 180+ 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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  • I met this cemetery with my mother. We made a visit to the mausoleum of Carlos Gardel, as well as the tombs of other "tangueiros" famous are buried there. In this cemetery are also buried several important characters for the Argentine culture. In actuality, I'm regularly to this cemetery to visit my mother's grave.
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  • This cemetery is much larger, nicer and shows on more real life/death in Buenos Aires. Recoletta goes just before the grave of Evita otherwise the Chacarita is the real attraction, if you state and swank after the death wants to visit. Adjacent the German cemetery among others with the Commander of the Graf spree (history) and the British cemetery. Both have however separate inputs, you must walk around almost around the Chacarita cemetery to get to the two other cemeteries. ID is not about. For me, that was a very interesting visit there and I do not understand why this place is just so far behind. He's just not mainstream for that really special!
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  • For all lovers of tango music, you can find also the graves of other fames musicians like; Pugliese and Di Sarli and others. There for you have to go to the other site of the graveyard. After a long w...  more »
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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