La Recoleta Cemetery
La Recoleta Cemetery
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The most celebrated Argentineans, including Eva Peron and her family, are buried at this elaborate cemetery, where mausoleums replicate chapels, pyramids and Greek temples.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Recoleta
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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  • brandasa
    Centerville, Ohio1,340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good to wander
    You can't come to BA and not come here....a great cemetery to wander around - however, I will say it's not my favorite cemetery. A lot of blocky mausoleum instead of headstones. I preferred Santiago, Chile cemetery.This takes about an hour.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Hanne | Check Buenos Aires | Tour Guide
    Buenos Aires, Argentina14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick overview La Recoleta Cemetery
    👉🏼Cemetery opens for tourism from 9 am - 17 pm. 💸Current entry price is $2834.- ARG pesos. ( That's currently about 5 USD) 💳ONLY credit cards are accepted to pay for the entry ticket. No exceptions are made. 🐕‍🦺 Only emotional support animals are accepted to enter if you have the official documentation of your furry companion. ♿ Yes there is a ramp at an alternative entry for people with wheelchairs. 🚾 Available and clean WC inside. ❣️Hope this info helps. Based on current information: August 2023. Best Hanne :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Henry K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a MUST GO- you will be surprised how much you enjoy it
    Extremely interesting if not a tiny bit CREEPY! But an amazing place- pts our life in persective. Found out that the owners have to pay yearly property tax to the city! Archetechturally fascinating. Lots of famous Argentinian people and families. Defitiely get yourself a tour guide- WELL WORTH it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Maria2628
    Los Angeles, California548 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to learn history.
    What a fascinating historical site. A lot of Argentina's prominent citizens are buried here. The most famous grave of course is Evita Peron's final resting place. Upon paying the entrance fee, you get a map wich provides the site of the popular graves. This is cemetery does not have the typical below the ground burial. It is all mausoleum with most grand designs. I spent the whole morning here savoring the rich history of this country. The cemetery is located at the ritzy Recoletos. Surrounded by restaurants with patio dining and locals dancint the tango.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,085 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mausoleums in Recoleta Cemetery are grandiose
    The Recoleta Cemetery is lined with mausoleum after mausoleum, some of which are plain but many are grandiose. It is interesting that many of the sites have stairs going gone to a lower level to store the caskets. Maps are given out at the ticket office so you can find Eva Peron’s grave and the site other famous Argentines. The center of the cemetery is picturesque with the large trees. My wife and I spent a little over an hour looking around before we went to the street market leading to the cemetery. The cemetery is fascinating.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • brmusicman
    Chicago, Illinois3,057 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of history; interesting atmosphere.
    Certainly worth your time while in Buenos Aires; we visited late one afternoon and spent a little over an hour exploring the cemetery. The admission price was low and the process easy. The graves are grandiose and many famous Argentinians (e.g., Eva Peron) are buried in the cemetery. Some graves are well-kept; others have fallen into disrepair. The combination gives the cemetery an atmospheric feeling. There are not many self-guided resources; if you want to go deep on the history, I would book a guide. Also, realize this is an urban cemetery where the graves are in little buildings/mausoleums dedicated to each family. Thus, it’s not a large green space. Still, it’s beautiful in its own way, and full of history.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2023
  • muttibey
    Izmir, Türkiye3,670 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fenomenal
    It is one of the most interesting and beautiful cemeteries that you may ever encounter in your life. I love it. If you want to see all of it then you must save some time for it because it is massive. The entrance fee is 3750 ARS and it can only be paid by credit or debit card.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Funambulator
    The Rocks, Australia1,939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Evita hunt and a lot more to it!
    A fascinating place to visit, even if you weren’t drawn there for the purpose of checking out the resting place of its star attraction Evita. It’s quite a maze with rows and rows lined with vaults and crypts, but by following the directions provided in my copy of “Rough Guide to BA” I was able to locate Eva’s grave site surprisingly easily. Knowing beforehand that you are looking for a vault marked Familia Duarte and not Eva Peron helps your task. The whole of Recoleta Cemetery is worth exploring for its many other famous Argentinians, generals and the like. You’ll find many beautifully sculptured tombs and vaults in this famous community of the dead which is populated by an assortment of resident cats. And if you saunter across the road to the upper floor of the adjacent shopping centre afterwards you can get some good aerial shots of the cemetery. Intriguing to discover that husband President Peron is buried in a completely different cemetery quite some distance away from his lionised second wife.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 23, 2023
  • dudoldve
    Bokeelia, Florida405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    Very beautiful cemetery with impressive tombs and sculptures. The cemetery is very large and the pamphlet with the map was difficult to read with very small numbers noted to correspond to grave locations. We ran into many people searching for Eva Peron’s resting place. The cemetery is wheelchair accessible with easy tiled sidewalks. Overall quite impressive and more so than the cemeteries in New Orleans
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Kenneth K
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strange place
    It is probably worth more than the 3-rating a gave. But it is so strange. The noise of Buenos Aires is all gone in here. It is like the gods and the walls protect the dead from the outside world, and maybe they are. It is definitively a must visit, and just now I decided to change it to a 4-rating.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 22, 2023
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Kristina M
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
An experience like no other. It’s great for couples, but I would not suggest for kids. The crypts are very fragile and it takes hours to go through at a normal viewing pace. This is like an “upscale” New Orleans style cemetery.
Written June 14, 2024
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twooldfarts
Hua Hin, Thailand74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We got a taxi here and found it interesting for an hour then we went to the shopping mall opposite for a snack. It’s worth a visit. You have to look hard to find Eva Peron but we found it.
Written May 27, 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We have visited several cemeteries in many places but found this to be one of the most elaborate & ornate. Very similar to the cemeteries in New Orleans LA but definitely showing the wealth of the upper-class locals with huge plots and fancy structures. Some contain multiple generations, and it can be a spooky feeling? The
many paths showcase the varying styles & time periods with art deco, art nouveau, baroque and neo-gothic styles at every turn. The major attraction is Eva Peron's tomb which is pretty low key and contained in her family tomb, the Duarte's. Found it easily as there was a line of locals waiting patiently to take a photo of this somewhat revered figure of Argentina's past.
Written May 10, 2024
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Howard Llewellyn
Bournemouth, UK430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
On a guided tour,worth while as they show you all the interesting mausoleum’s,especially Eva Peron’s as it’s not the easiest to find. The lady who died on her wedding night with the dog was very moving
Written May 3, 2024
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Shona R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
An amazing place. Didn’t know what to expect but a very interesting & thought provoking place. Definitely worth a visit
Written April 20, 2024
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Alexander T
Cebu Island, Philippines651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This Recoleta Cemetery is an exclusive cemetery for the rich. The reason why we went there was to see the mausoleum of Evita Peron.
There is an entrance fee to go in. You have to look for the family name Duarte since she is listed as Maria Eva Duarte, the maiden name of Evita Peron. There are a lot of other nice mausoleums there, each with a different story.
I suggest you get a guide to tell you these stories!
Written April 15, 2024
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Patricia N
Saratoga Springs, NY74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Where Argentinean influential people and celebrities lie to rest. You will need a real guide. So many stories for the living. Soak the ambiance.
Written April 8, 2024
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited the cemetery on our own, although perhaps it might have been better with a guide - we knew the basic history and context but no specifics about any of the areas or tombs. Even without guidance, though, we enjoyed wandering around for half an hour or so. It is huge, so we didn't see everything, but we found Eva Peron's tomb (marked Duarte, her family's name) and saw many examples of different tomb styles. Some were very fancy, some not. Some were well cared for, others seemed completely abandoned. It was definitely an interesting visit, much different than cemeteries we'd been to at home.
Written April 5, 2024
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada5,119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Recently walked through this famous cemetery. Lots of toombs to see of important people. Very impressive location.

This is a must see if you are in the area!
Written April 1, 2024
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JanetB20102013
Livingston, NJ192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Worth a visit w/ a tour guide to give it some flavor. Otherwise, not sure. If you're an Eva Peron fan, you can see her mausoleum.
Written April 1, 2024
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