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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  • One of the finest cemetaries on the planet. The varied statues, buildings and serene atmosphere are something that you must experience when in BA.  more »
  • This is Very interesting! Take a tour, that will last at least 1-2 hours. It is spacious and you can walk around for free, but won't have much meaning. You can see a map in entrance or buy one to take...  more »
  • Great place to visit and was fascinating exploring the cemetery. We bought the map and completed the suggested tour- found this really helpful as gave us some purpose to our visit.  more »
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  • I have never imagined a place like this before. A great way to acknowledge great personalities. Amazing tombs.
  • Awesome place, full of cats and culture. You won't regret to be there. You don't need to pay to have access to this show of history and architecture. I will certainly come back more.
  • Interesting place to visit. If its only to see Evita Peron's tomb it might be a bit disappointing but as a whole the cemetery has some incredible tombs. Do beware of mosquitoes at the cemetery.
  • Great place, many cemeteries like this in South America, saw the one in Punta Arenas earlier this year, it's more impressive, but of course they don't have Evita there...
  • Amazing place to explore. Lots of history and some amazing architecture. It's a must see place