Cemitério de Recoleta

Cemitério de Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Cemitério de Recoleta
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Cemeteries
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The most celebrated Argentineans, including Eva Peron and her family, are buried at this elaborate cemetery, where mausoleums replicate chapels, pyramids and Greek temples.
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Neighborhood: 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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Leo
6 contributions
Vanity
Feb 2021
The elite of BA gave themselves this vanity mausoleum. There are no common people in here, we could gather. The elite could open the gates any time they want. For mere mortals like us, it was closed. Shame!
Written March 24, 2021
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MissAntarctica
Ontario51 contributions
A map would help!
Mar 2020
I loved seeing all of the beautiful statues and crypts. Apparently there is an app on your phone that will guide you around, but this didn't work for me. I would like to have had a paper map. Took a long time to find Eva Peron's family crypt.
Written February 8, 2021
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CanadaPipa1
Montreal, Canada699 contributions
Extraordinary Cemetery is a Must-see!
Feb 2020
A stay in Buenos Aires would not be complete without a visit to the Recoleta Cemetery. I was so overwhelmed by all different styles of architecture and the many elaborate (and even not so elaborate), mausoleums that I returned a second time.

Like everyone else I of course, visited the resting place of Eva Perón, which was quite understated. Because of this, it would normally be easy to miss, if it weren't for the many crowds that were continuously drawn there.

I didn't take a tour, but would highly recommend taking one or at least reading up on this unique cemetery to learn more about some of the historic and other notable figures resting there. I would also have loved to learn more details about the various styles of architecture and what they represented.

To conclude, a visit to this extraordinary cemetery is a must.
Written January 31, 2021
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argentinafirsttime
Albany, NY3 contributions
super interesting
Nov 2020
loved the fact that the tour was available in english, super interesting from a history point of view
Written November 14, 2020
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bmick1920
Fort Mill, SC40 contributions
Worthwhile
Feb 2020
See Eva Peron's grave quickly and move on to the more beautiful and peaceful parts of the cemetery. Lovely
Written September 23, 2020
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Garybaldbee
London, UK25 contributions
A Buenos Aires Highlight
Mar 2020
My partner and I visited Recoleta Cemetery on a Sunday morning in March 2020, just before Covid hit. It's something of an overwhelming experience - rows and rows of elaborate and often overblown mausoleums in just about every architectural style imaginable, jumbled together for almost as far as the eye can see in each direction, some grand and well maintained, others atmospherically faded.

There is so much to take in that it can be difficult to absorb anything. To truly appreciate it you need to slow down and try to concentrate on some of the detail. If you are a photographer there are so many absolutely fantastic atmospheric shots awaiting you. This probably isn't somewhere to bring children, or for those with short attention spans. It's best approached by just allowing yourself to get lost in the maze of pathways for a couple of hours. Non Argentines will probably only be interested in searching out one specific tomb, that of Eva Peron. Ironically, if you do eventually manage to stumble across it (you'll know it instantly by the large crowd gathered in front of it) it's actually one of the more modest and understated in the cemetery.

Overall a quintessentially Buenos Aires experience and highly recommended.
Written September 15, 2020
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Fernie
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
A Parisian cementery full of art and amazing insta pics!!
Apr 2020 • Solo
This is not only well know for Evitas tomb but more. Importantly a showcase of European settlers history and Art!
The mausuleums are unique and to the liking of any french historic city.
You will find that not only it's a great stroll but also the statues and art work of prolific European families are outstanding! They offer tours and night ghostly ones too. You may see some caskets run down or others with their own private chapels. And a secret is that all of them go deep below aground 2 to 3 stories! As well as up. Simply a must see!!!
Oh and of your looking for Evitas make a left at the first alley on the main entrance all the way to the end then make a right at the wall and either the second or third lane to your left you'll find a very small and austere tomb that of the family of Evita Duarte.
Written August 25, 2020
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Besos43
West Orange, New Jersey215 contributions
Fascinating
Feb 2020
There are over 4600 grave vaults established in 1822. Definitely worth a walk through to see all different styles of architecture and of course to hear story of "Evita" if go with a guide
Written June 22, 2020
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Rcancel27
Buenos Aires, Argentina19 contributions
A Must See but Not for Everyone
Feb 2020 • Family
I know the title of this review may seem a bit contradictory but the Cemetery is complicated. The sculptures and architecture are beautiful and the labyrinthine passage ways are a joy to wonder around in for hours, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’ve been to the Cemetery twice, once on my own and once with my family. While I loved wandering around the place snapping photos, my family did not find it so pleasant and we went around searching for Evita’s tomb so we could tick the box and get out of the sun. So be prepared, if getting lost in the middle of a bunch of dead people is not your cup of tea perhaps opt for the tour so you can get in and see the big names and get out again. Whereas if you’re the take my time and soak in the details of the carvings type, block the day and bring water.
Written June 11, 2020
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Jillybean58
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Mar 2020
Sounds a bit morbid visiting a cemetary, but well worth the time and money if you have a guide - its the only way to do it. You learn so much more than just walking around on your own. We actually did two guided tours (the 2nd one was included in a walking tour that we did). However, we learned new things on the 2nd tour so there are a lot of stories connected to the graves. Its also a little sad and confronting seeing the actual coffins on display but also the crypts that are in disrepair that are waiting for the government to repair them. Apparently, the families are not allowed to do this themselves.
Written May 24, 2020
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