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La Recoleta Cemetery (Spanish: Cementerio de la Recoleta) is a cemetery located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón, presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy, and a granddaughter of Napoleon. In 2011, the BBC hailed it as one of the world's best cemeteries, and in 2013, CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
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This cemetery is full of mystery, history and charm. Culturally rich, exceptional architecture, sculpture and views. Guided tours are offered, in a wide range of languages! On the entrance you can find a traditional map with locations as well as a virtual screen for faster browsing. It might take couple of hours to complete the tour, but definitely worth the time! It's better to came already knowing some of the characters you'll find inside since their mausoleums reflect some hints of their backgrounds. Enjoy!
The place is so full of history you really have to make time to visit this place. The tombs and everything there is so beautiful and amazing architecturally speaking. Even if you are not an avid fan of architecture you can see the beauty of it as it is, I loved the fact that they offered some tours in English because most of the times here in Buenos Aires you don't really get that luxury but here they do their best to give you an excellent tour. This is a visit I highly recommend.
It is a different experience because let's be honest you don't get to visit a cementery everyday, but this one is different, it is full of works of art: statues everywhere, some gardens, etc. So it is pretty amazing the way you can (always being respectful) enter and enjoy or be amazed by the great and gorgeous graves that are all around this place.
Excellent experience. The cemetery is free to enter (they even offer free guided tours). It is simply a large cemetery full of elaborate tombs of wealthy and/or famous people who wanted to purchase a spot there. Some are quite historical, dating back to the 1800s. Others are as recent as a few years. The cemetery is very large and would take a long time to fully walk through. One creepy detail is that some tombs are no longer maintained (due to the family no longer paying the fees). Many of these unmaintained tombs have open/broken doors. Not only that, but some of the caskets are slightly open. You can easily find yourself within a foot of a body that is 100s of years old! Slightly disconcerting.
I have been here twice. I like the architecture of the mausoleums and cripts. Just amazing. It is clean, they offer public bathrooms and the entrance is free. Show respect.
I know, who visits a cemetery and writes a review? It was a place I came across with a fellow traveller and thought - why not? Although our language skills were limited, we could make out much of the inscriptions on the grave sites. It was fascinating to see whole generations of families buried here, the decorations, the flowers, the tributes to past loved ones. Some of the tombs are enormous and clearly go back a very long time. A must visit if you're in Buenos Aires. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
Amazing cemetery, incredibly stuffed with mausoleums of the aristocracy of Buenos Aires. The mausoleums are really close one to another and create a unique effect. Not all of the tombs are well kept, making the cemetery even more gloomy. Especially recommended in a rainy day. The entrance is free.