La Chacarita Cemetery, Buenos Aires

(3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Explore La Chacarita Cemetery, 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 La Chacarita Cemetery 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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  • La Chacarita cemetery looks like a city with small, densely packed houses with streets in between , but here the houses are crypts.Among all the crypts , which are of a relatively uniform height there...  more »
  • After having known the recoleta cemetery, I was walking with a friend to this place. When you walk through the front door you find yourself with old mausoleums very similar to the of La Recoleta, but if you keep walking you arrive in a place that seemed incredible: A little further back are a series of corridors and very modern halls. If you look towards the horizon looks like a park with trails of cement, but to go to Rails you see there that the cemetery has 2 floors down. A nice place to visit or take photos! You can enter with bikes.
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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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  • 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