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Cementerio de la Recoleta
Cementerio de la Recoleta

Cementerio de la Recoleta

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Junín 1760, C1113 CABA, Argentina
+54 11 4804 7040
http://www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/atractivo/cementerio-de-la-recoleta
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A cemetery for the stars, this graveyard is the final resting place for some of Argentina's most notorious and beloved citizens, including Raúl Alfonsín, Eva Perón, and a number of presidents. First ... Read more
built around a convent and church, the cemetery became part of a wealthy neighborhood after upper-class Argentinians fled to Recoleta during the 1870s yellow fever epidemic. Today, the cemetery contains elaborate mausoleums, statues and tombs - most in good shape, although a few have succumbed to the ravages of time. Tree-lined walkways allow visitors to stroll leisurely through the area.

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Buenos Aires's main attraction is a cemetary! But what a cemetery! From here you go straight to heaven. It's in Recoleta an easy walk from Casa Ofelia. Take Libertad Street (one block over from Talcahuano) and walk to the end. It's also a nice way to see Recoleta on foot and take in the luxury buildings. For public transport, a bus runs along Parana Street (two blocks from Talcahuano) that goes directly there.

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San Jose

Angels watch over the historic monuments in this beautiful cemetery. Don't take my word for it: CNN and the BBC have both named Recoleta among the world's most beautiful cemeteries. And why wouldn't they? This was the burial site for the affluent and the influencers -- a final resting place for past presidents, national heroes, and the country's beloved Eva Peron. It's free and open to the public -- great for photography and the study of art and sculpture. Or you can just walk and admire the designs, be moved by the inscriptions. Just be respectful of the graves and any funerary services that might be taking place.

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I know its weird im recommending a Cementery, but its one of the most popular tourist sightseeing places in Recoleta neiborhood, also the Evita Peron tomb its there

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Puerto Vallarta

Where many of Argentina's most famous figures are buried including Evita. The do tours of the cemetery during the day time and night time.

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Miravet

Always one of the first places I head to in BA, especially first thing in the morning, before the bus loads of tourists arrive in search of Eva Perón's grave. Covering almost 14 acres, some of the tombs are almost palatial in their splendour. It's been rumoured since late 2015 that there'll soon be an entry fee for visitors, but as of spring 2016, there was still no sign of this.

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12 blocks from the apartment across Libertador Street you will be able to visit Recoleta, bars and cafes, cementery, neightborhood.

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Pittsford

Recoleta Cemetery, the historic family cemetery of the rich & famous is a must see if you want to experience the essence of Buenos Aires. We stopped on a tour of the city. Stop in the entrance area where you will find a plot map with a key to important mausoleums and families including the infamous Evita Peron, which is smaller than we thought and for the whole family.

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New York City

La Recoleta Cemetery is a fascinating place to spend a morning. There are old and famous mausoleums here, in a wide variety of architectural styles, as well as more recent ones, which family members are obviously still visiting. Very interesting to see the styles and traditions change over time.

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San Francisco

Recoleta Cemetery is a unique and FREE attraction. Wander through the "streets" of mausoleums, take pictures, visit Eva Peron's tomb. It is like walking through a small stone town. Outside there are craft booths, artists and food vendors you can peruse in search of the perfect souvenir. It is close by other attractions as well.

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Sao Carlos

It's like Père-Lechaise... Rich and influential people were buried here. Like Evita Perón.

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Ottawa

A famous grave yard that is located in Recoleta. A great area with restaurants, parks, and galleries.

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Local from Buenos Aires

As the site on which Eva and Juan Peron are burried, the Cementerio de Recoleta is an absolute must on your Peronista journey through the city. The cemetary itself is beautiful and well worth the trip.

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Local from Buenos Aires

I know it seems a bit strange to include a cemetery in a tour guide, but the Recoleta Cemetery is beautifully designed, and houses the spirits of many of Argentina's most illustrious characters. Much of the area around the cemetery has been industrialized, but here, you can look at the beautiful architecture and think. If you're a cat-lover you will be charmed (or creeped out) by the cats that live there, but they make the idea of going to a cemetery a bit more charming.

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Melbourne

One of the world's biggest cemeteries, it encompasses about 14 acres. There are over six thousand mausoleums and graves here, and about seventy have been declared National Historic Monuments. This is one of the must-sees in Buenos Aires.

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This cemetery is choke full of grand monuments to various illustrious Buenos Aires residents. Of course, the one tomb that attracts the crowds is that of Eva per on, "Evita", the controversial First Lady of Argentina in the early 50's. It is a nice 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

The restaurants around cater mostly to tourists with one nice exception, the Biela cafe that is one of the city's traditional haunts. The Nuestra Senora del Pilar church is a beautiful example of colonial architecture and is the setting for many society weddings. The convent attached to it is now the BA Design center.

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New York City

Recoleta is a highlight of Argentina. The stone cemetery is a stunning city of the dead - above ground monuments line rows and rows of aisles. Things to note: Evita's tomb is here, but it's not one of the decorative, elaborate sites. A simple family tomb (her family, not her husbands) is where she is interred. In the summer, the cemetery is brutally hot, so carry a cold bottle of water and wear sunscreen.

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Berkeley

Beautiful, serene and filled with history, La Recoleta cemetery was one of my favorite places that I visited while in Buenos Aires. Once you've fought your way through the crowd of tourists in front of Eva Perón's tomb - still unmarked because the government refuses to recognize that it's there - it's a wonderful place to stroll around. Many of the mausoleums are crumbling, but this fact somehow adds to its seemingly untouched beauty.

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Local from Buenos Aires

Located at Recoleta neighborhood, this cemetery keep the graves of famous and historical characters from Argentina's history. Listed by the CNN among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world. The cemetery contains many elaborated and bigs mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles

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Charleston

A two minute walk from the apartments, the Cemetery is an amazing place. Tombs and crypts of the rich and famous lie within. Eva Peron, Sarmiento and other ex-military presidents are here.

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Past presidents buried here. Evita Peron's tomb. Great sculptures and architecture. Great for a stroll. Similar to Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.

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