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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  • A must visit in BA. We saw the tomb of Evita although a guide told us that she may not actually be buried there but it was still fascinating to hear her sad story. The Argentinian people still hold he...  more »
  • You see one and forget the other tomb!! The tombs are just too beautiful, the walk is very scenic and you will be tempted to take pictures every other corner of the walk. I have visited the cemetery i...  more »
  • Go to the visits guided. There are in different languages. They are very interesting and entertaining. You have lot of Argentine society
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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.