La Recoleta Cemetery

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1790 Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Tinktinkie Tinktink…
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La Recoleta Cemetery a must see in Buenos Aires Mar 12, 2010
La Recoleta Cemetery is a very famous cemetery in Buenos Aires,Argentina. It is located in the Recoleta neighbourhood and not very far from the city centre. The idea of visiting a cemetery might not appeal to most people. But this cemetery is so impressive and you could easily walk there for a couple of hours.

In the cemetery you will find graves of some of the most important people in Argentinian history.Presidents, scientist, lawyers and some very rich and wealthy people have been burried there. The most famous grave is that of Eva Peron.

Even though the entrance is free, I do suggest that you buy an information guide to help you locate the tombs. If you cannot speak Spanish and you have no idea about Argentinian history then you will not be able to enjoy the cemetery.

The whole cemetery consists of mausoleums.Each mausoleum has the family name engraved into the marble and brass plaques are added to the front with the details of family members. Interesting that no birth date are engraved.

As I mentioned previously, Evita Peron's body is burried in the Duarte tomb in la Recoleta Cemetery. Her body had been stolen a couple of times and extreme measures have been taken to secure the tomb. Some people say that it is so strong it can withstand a nuclear attack. To the Argentinian people it reflects a fear", they write, "a fear that the body will disappear from the tomb and that the woman, or rather the myth of the woman, will reappear."

I have visited La Recoleta cemetery on a couple of occassions and every time I am overwhelmed by the mystery and history of this cemetery.
Side view of Eva Peron grave.
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binky binky
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La Recoleta Jul 23, 2008
La Recoleta Cemetery is located in the Recoleta neighborhood on Buenos Aires. La Recoleta houses gravesites of some of the most affluent people of Buenos Aires including presidents, scientists and some of the wealthiest people of Argentina. One of the most famous graves sites being Eva Peron, which draws quite the crowd daily.

La Recoleta is free to the public and is open from 7:30 – 5:45 Monday - Saturday and 7:00 – 2:30PM on Sundays.

I have to say out of all the places I visited during my visit in Buenos Aires, La Recoleta

was one of my favorite places. Buenos Aires can be quite hectic at times and this was my quiet little haven while visiting. I went three times during my short visit in Argentina. I would definitely recommend going here, but set at least 2 to 3 hours aside as there is a lot to see and it is easy to get lost amid the grave sites.

The statues are absolutely beautiful and there are a group of about 75 cats that reside there. Some of them are friendly and will even let you pet them! Enjoy!
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kerryandandrei kerryand…
17 reviews
Jun 22, 2006
We went on a tour of this famousCemetary in BA on Thursday at 11am when there is an English tour. Our tour guide was excellent, her name was Florencia (i think that was it anyway) and she was so knowledgable and had a great personality. I would definitley recommend going, she only works on Thursdays. The tour was free (apaer from a tip at the end) and lasted about 2 hours - she liked to talk!

We also went to see a Tango show in Cafe Tortoni, which was also great - very intimate and only 30 pesos each. Maybe not as much dancing as other shows but it was a fraxction of the price. The food there is not all that great though so maybe eat before hand.
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