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Recoleta Cemetery

Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
+54 11 4804-7040
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for a walk and take pictures. You can be there one hour or more it depends on how many pics do you like to take. ;)

Thank Stellasa
Reviewed yesterday

It was my first time visiting cemetery as an excursion. It has a long history with Big people standing behind. This place is most probably the only one of a kind in the world. While walking between the streets of tombs goosebumps covering your body....More

Thank Ирина Б
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful cemetery filled with every style of mausoleum imaginable. Definitely a must see attraction when in BA. So many elaborate facades! Much more to see than just Evita's

Thank PhoebeDoodle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not far from where we are staying as we went for a local wander so in we went . Row after row of edifices each housing the coffins of many generations of a family individually identified with a wall plaque . Many of the coffins...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While we did not have a guide or a formal tour, we took our time just perusing the mausoleums and found the final resting place of Eva Peron. Clearly some families have not maintained their mausoleums, and others are impeccable. Nice places for snacks across...More

Thank Jody B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is one of a kind in the world. You could spend hours here walking the streets of the various tombs and crypts. Very sad but truly amazing! A must see when you come to Buenos Aires!

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful mausoleum cemetery. Great place to walk around during the day and very interesting to see all the different mausoleums, and read all of the scripts. It is VERY large, so try not to get lost, but most of the alleys are in a...More

Thank Tansy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see when in BA. It is in the upscale Recoleta area. I never expected a cemetary to be this beautiful and interesting. We hit the highlights, but could have spent hours here exploring all the toms and sculptures. Highly recommended.

Thank MiteshP
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was fascinated by this cemetery, coming from Canada, there is nothing like this. I know some people wonder why people would pay to visit graves etc, but I found it was interesting that families who love tradition and can afford it, used these mausoleum...More

Thank jackie155019
Reviewed 6 days ago

Entering La Recoleta is like entering a city of tiny mansions, the mansions of course are the family tombs of the rich and famous of Buenos Aires society. Each tomb has its own distinct style and with the many streets you can spend hours looking...More

Thank Tony R
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amc33155
We want to go to the cemetery with a guide who will take their time and let us see what we are int rested in. Any suggestions.
18 November 2016|
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Response from robert a | Reviewed this property |
When there you can buy a pamphlet that gives a map with all you need to visit. You don't really need a guide. I had a private chauffer taxi that drove us around for the day. We paid him 150 dollars. Happy to give you his... More
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where can i purchase pesos in buenos aires
15 February 2016|
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Response from Sabi P | Reviewed this property |
It has changed with the new government but I would still stick to established currency exchanged businesses you may lose a peso or two on the rate but it is still safer in my opinion. If you do not have pesos upon your... More
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shschief
Do you have to sign up for the English tours at Recoleta Cemetery or can you just show up?
9 February 2015|
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Response from PKyi | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up and go around on your own, or go on the days that English tours are provided free of charge. I think it was on Tuesdays at 11 am., or you can hire a guide. We really didn't need a guide at all. We... More
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