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 rare to visit a cemetery and when it comes to recommend one in Buenos Aires. I would recommend the of Recoleta, but to take into account
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  • This year I visited for the third time the Chacarita cemetery to visit the place where lie the remains of Gilda and her daughter. Was a disappointment gra... which represented Gilda for tropical music for Argentines what fill the mouth programs see the niche where are is depressing... I was that "the habit does not make the monk" but so much green space in the cemetery there is what seems to make him a small "monument" that need not be your figure but something symbolic... would be very good Argentine a Uruguayan said...
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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 »
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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