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Address: Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The most celebrated Argentineans, including Eva Peron and her family, are...

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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Recoleta Cemetery

Quite interesting place to visit but get a local guide for 10 U.S. and will know all local informative stories plus see Evita Peron tomb and others. It is good to use the hope on... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Quite interesting place to visit but get a local guide for 10 U.S. and will know all local informative stories plus see Evita Peron tomb and others. It is good to use the hope on bus to get there as well as other places in Buenos Aires, although it's not cheap, 390 pesos per person (39 U.S. ) but if... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We visited the cemetery with our amazing guide, who told us about the different mausoleums, the people buried here (or in casquets!) and Argentina's history as well as Buenos Aires'. The mausoleums are stunning, everyone telling its own story. If your family owns a mausoleum, you can still be placed in it. From Evita to important military figures, young poets... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

I spent an afternoon wandering round this incredible collection of crypts and memorials - the design blew me away. Recoleta Cemetery is huge, and with its streets between the statues, feels like a secluded city for the dead. Some crypts are very run down and neglected, while others are spanking new - it's a real eclectic mix. I didn't take... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We visited during a walking tour and again on an evening after dinner. It is amazing and full off rich history. If you are in Buenos Aires, you should definitely visit whether independently or as a part of a tour.

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

I thought, OK, it will be a nice cemetery. It is in reality an outdoor art museum, as well as a real life presentation of Argentine history. Photographers of all levels will be captivated. Death and life and remembrance never seemed so grand. The English speaking tour guide on Thursdays at 11:00 did an excellent job of telling the story... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It might look a bit spooky, but it is worth a visit. I couldnt imagine anything like this exists. Every tomb is unique and has its story. This is a must when in BA!

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

We were offered a free tour offered by the City's free tour guide program. Glad we did. This is a fantastic cementary. The mausoleums are pieces of art...many worth millions, but to understand the history & anecdotal information enhanced our visit 3 fold. The chapel next door also interesting. Get the tour! Worth it!

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

It is a one of the most beautiful places in BA, it is full a history, and there are a lot of cats. Beautiful sculptures in all tombs. And Evita´s grave is the only with fresh flowes, but it is very simple.

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Nice place to hang around, there is weekend market with lots handcrafts, the mall is nearby and basic.

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

You can spend hours here walking through the 'streets' of sarcophagus - just mind blowing. Definitely a highlight of time in BA. We even managed to see a corpse in decaying coffin deep down in one tomb - just incredible.

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood 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 centred 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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