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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  • Situated in a noble area of Buenos Aires, the place is like an open-air museum, beautiful statues and tombs quite luxurious. The tomb of Eva Perón is one of the most visited, but is one of the simplest. Worth the visit to the site
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  • It was an hour’s walk to the cemetery but it was well worth it. The place is very busy with visitors and entry is free. The 90 or so vaults belong to some of the families who played very important rol...  more »
  • In a must-see of Buenos Aires due to the importance of those who are there. You evita Peron, Alfonsin etc
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  • Interesting place. City for the dead. Interesting architecture. Little morbid and depressing. Lot of unkept forgotten crypts. Makes you want to enjoy every moment even more. Makes me remember the saying “ you truly die when the last person that knew you dies”
  • Interesting place well worth a visit. I spent about 30mins there before I had seen enough coffins. Some of the architecture is unique and tells a story about the family that build it. There is an amazing juxtaposition of the surrounding suburban life as you wander around. The earliest tomb I found was 1818 but I wasn't looking too hard. There is a free museum nextdoor that will make the trek out worth it.
  • It’s a place with a lot of history, it’s a big place full of great things... history, and tombs that make you feel in the past... some important people are buried in this place!
  • An excellent walk through history. It is free admission. But for non speaking spanish, pay for a English speaking history guide. Absolutely worth it. I would go again.
  • I know, who visits a cemetery and writes a review? It was a place I came across with a fellow traveller and thought - why not? Although our language skills were limited, we could make out much of the inscriptions on the grave sites. It was fascinating to see whole generations of families buried here, the decorations, the flowers, the tributes to past loved ones. Some of the tombs are enormous and clearly go back a very long time. A must visit if you're in Buenos Aires. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
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