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 mean by the title that this is part of an educational experience and should be viewed as a traveller, not a tourist. Of course this is the site of the final resting place for Evita and that will sur...  more »
  • City within a city. Much more than the Duarte tomb. Mirror of society and history. Architectural jewels. Free to visit, though some money should be raised for better maintenance of this national monum...  more »
  • cool, several personalities buried there, but at the time I was, end of the day, was too full, then the whole atmosphere of cemetery was lost due to the huge number of tourists
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  • This cemetery is full of mystery, history and charm. Culturally rich, exceptional architecture, sculpture and views. Guided tours are offered, in a wide range of languages! On the entrance you can find a traditional map with locations as well as a virtual screen for faster browsing. It might take couple of hours to complete the tour, but definitely worth the time! It's better to came already knowing some of the characters you'll find inside since their mausoleums reflect some hints of their backgrounds. Enjoy!
  • Excellent experience. The cemetery is free to enter (they even offer free guided tours). It is simply a large cemetery full of elaborate tombs of wealthy and/or famous people who wanted to purchase a spot there. Some are quite historical, dating back to the 1800s. Others are as recent as a few years. The cemetery is very large and would take a long time to fully walk through. One creepy detail is that some tombs are no longer maintained (due to the family no longer paying the fees). Many of these unmaintained tombs have open/broken doors. Not only that, but some of the caskets are slightly open. You can easily find yourself within a foot of a body that is 100s of years old! Slightly disconcerting.
  • Amazing cemetery, incredibly staffed with mausoleums of the aristocracy of Buenos Aires. The mausoleums are really close one to another and create a unique effect. Not all of the tombs are well kept, making the cemetery even more gloomy. Especially recommended in a rainy day. The entrance is free.
  • 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.
  • A highlight. Wonderful old cemetery with a wide variety of grand structures remembering the important dead people of the city.
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