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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  • An incredibly nice and different experience. Eva p. Is just because. ... The rest is fascinating. Don't miss out, despite the fact that it is the main attraction. You won't notice it more in some places.
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  • Visit a cemetery? Oh yes. This place is amazing. There is so much history in the names on the vaults but it is also a microcosm of Argentinian architecture. The many dilapidated tombs and visible weat...  more »
  • Just to spend an afternoon. If you do not have anyone in the place, it may be interesting to walk among some famous tombs.
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  • Definitely worth a visit as there's a lot of historical figures buried here. The free guided tours do not run any more but there are knowledgeable pay tours. We had one in English for AR$100 which started at 11am.
  • "While there is a lot of value in wandering aimlessly and exploring the strangely beautiful cemetery, if you hope to see a particular grave be sure to consult the map at the entrance." Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Recoleta Cemetery is a fascinating, open-air museum. Enjoy the air and the architecture.
  • Super cool place to come and totally free!... Would highly recommend it! They also give put free guided tours (not quite sure how it works but a great incentive). Some of the graves are absolutely fascinating and very spooky.
  • Should go at least twice. 1st with the guide and then by your self during the week to really enjoy the beautiful streets and the incredible sculptures.
  • Well worth the visit whilst in Buenos Aires. It's free to enter and quite a unique site.

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