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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  • Too bad the ride, it's not worth it there's nothing to see, only a few tombs destroyed and there is nothing much in the tombs.
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  • Interesting where Eva Duarte is aware. Shopping nearby, very small, recommended to go Saturday or Sunday. Good places to eat.
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  • I didn't have enough time to fully take in this legendary "dead center of Buenos Aires" as I had to be somewhere else but it is well worth adding to your to do list in BA, especially if you want to ch...  more »
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  • Gorgeous cemetery. Reminded me of New Orleans. Evita Peron is buried here and has a beautiful tomb. Spend a few moments taking pictures of the tombs and get lost among them.
  • This is one of my favourites tourists atraccions, the architecture is amazing and there's a lot of history, MUST VISIT!!
  • 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.

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