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Address: Junin y Guido, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and...

This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries and morphs into a street fair on weekends.

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Visit first thing in the morning

Beat the crowds by going first thing in the morning. Then take a few minutes to visit the tree in front of Recoleta.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beat the crowds by going first thing in the morning. Then take a few minutes to visit the tree in front of Recoleta.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved walking through the Recoleta and marveling at the beautiful architecture of the many tombstones. They are very impressive. It definitely says a lot about the Argentine culture.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been in Recoleta, staying in an apartment for 3 months and having walked virtually the length and breadth of the main central areas (Palermo, Belgrano, Puerto Madero, San Telmo etc etc) we definitely feel it's the best. There are bars and restaurants aplenty here, it's very safe and you have easy access to many of the key sights of... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to cemeteries, but nothing like this. There is a strange airy feeling to walk by such beautiful artwork while being able to see coffins! Recoleta is private cemetery that is open to the public. Cab fare with US dollars is about $6.00, having pesos is better. We didn't pay for a private guide, but walked in there... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetery has ornate covered plots that can cost over $500,000 US dollars. The plots and structures can be 30 feet or more in height and be 25 feet in width or more. Former presidents of Argentina are buried here, including Eva Peron (Evita). Her plot is the most visited and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the cemetery in Recoleta where Evita is buried. What a strange and interesting place. They stack the coffins 10 deep and you can see a lot of them. The wealthy land owners are buried here so Evita would have hated it but it is a must see if you visit BA.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean upscale neighborhood with high end stores. Lovely place to walk. Reminds me of the upper East Side in NYC.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an interesting cemetery, never seen anything like this in all our travels. Certainly worth a visit, if only to visit Eva Perron's final resting place.

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're going to Buenos Aires, stay in Recoleta. There are a number of sights within walking distance such as the Cemetery, the Church of Our Lady of Pilar, The National Art Museum and the wonderful cafe, La Biela.

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a cemetery? How strange. But this one is different. Every family-grave is shaped in a different way and wandering around them is eerily interesting. It's hard to shake of the feeling of being indecent making fotos among the. But of corse there's also the grave of Evita. Harder to find but worth the search.

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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