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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  • The Recoleta region around the cemetery and cultural center is a vibrant area! With fairs, concerts, restaurants! Worth a day trip. The visit to the cemetery, if you don't know the history of the city and the country, worth with guides! It may seem strange the idea of visiting the graves, but trust me: it's beautiful!
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  • I went because I read several comments about recoleta cemetery tourist spot, is a place not to go anymore, but I recommend that you do as I go to check out.
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  • In my holiday by Argentina I think necessary to visit this place to learn about the history of some Argentine ancestors, mandatory to visit the vault of Eva Duarte de Peron woman who did a lot on what we read from it by Argentine women
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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.