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. By using our Buenos Aires itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Recoleta Cemetery and other attractions in Buenos Aires.
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  • Interesting ride and historic in a way. Only go if you really think it's important. I recommend walking from plaza de mayo. It's a long way (from 30 to 40 minutes) the neighborhood enjoying the beauty of the buildings.
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  • Put your prejudice aside: meet the Recoleta cemetery is one hell of a ride, especially if u search the stories of the ' locals ' illustrious and unknown-of-place. Suggest a blog hop Aires Buenos, which has a post called "Surreal Stories 5 Recoleta cemetery", and the Top 10 Buenos Aires Guide, published by the Folha de Sao Paulo. Both have great tips which mausoleums check and, as the cemetery is a maze of alleys, these tips come very in handy. There are also guided tours, which now occur in a few hours: If I'm not mistaken to 11:00 and 15:00 of Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Recommend check visiting hours before, but the sites I found tell the old time. So not this time I could see if the tour is really worth. If the visit is essential to you, I suggest calling the place before. A walk really surprising, where mausoleums beautiful, true masterpieces, stories are still alive.
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  • The reason for the visit is the iconic representation of Eva Perón to the country, but the tomb is hidden in a narrow alley of the cemetery and got nothing but a little wall of photos and some flowers. Only worth going if you are already in the region, but score a ride just so it's definitely not worth it.
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  • Well know cemetery due to the large number of characteristic imposing and well decorated tombs of rich and influential families of the porteña society, most famous is the tomb of Eva Perón. It is not that big and worth the visit, even if quickly.
  • This cemetery reflects the Belle Epoche of the beginning of the 20th century BsAs. As a Brazilian this is pretty much different from most of the Brazilian cities of the dead. Although it can be fairly said that it is a kind of a provincian cemetery. If in BsAs it is worth a visit.
  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Definitely a must-see in Buenos Aires.
  • Rated one of the best cemeteries in the world, you'll certainly want to spend some time if you're visiting Buenos Aires as a tourist, and it is very popular for locals too. Because of its wonderful architecture and history.
  • Very erie and tightly packed with graves, but it's super interesting to see some of the most well known names in Argentine history all in one place. It's almost a museum because of how much history surrounds the area itself and the people that are buried there.