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Address: Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
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+54 11 4804-7040
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Travelling to the other side of the planet and then visiting a cemetery doesn't sound very interesting but believe me you will want to see this amazing place. It appears egos were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Travelling to the other side of the planet and then visiting a cemetery doesn't sound very interesting but believe me you will want to see this amazing place. It appears egos were alive and well in the past when the Buenos Aires well-to-do citizens built their family mausoleums. They are masterpieces of design and decoration. There are plenty that have... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

This majestic city of tombs, mausoleums and monuments is certainly the equivalent of if not superior to Pere Lachaise in Paris or the three Saint Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans. We were on a tour, but it was very casual and we could wander some. You certainly should take the time to stroll the lovely grounds as the memorials vary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Although this place has thousands of reviews I just wanted to say a few words to reiterate how interesting this place is. It really is a must see if you are in the city.

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Crescent Head, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Streets lined with large, ornate mausaleums all beautifully carved and decorated but housing dead people! It makes you wonder what people were hoping to achieve with these crypts. Interesting but creepy!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Fantastic spot to see and feel the history of BA. Come here to see gravesites of famous BA citizens and how they used to really used to take care of the wealthy when Argentina was at it's prime.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Thousands of private mausoleums. Each differently designed. Could have stayed for hours. Of course, the burial place of Evita is the biggest attraction. Amazing!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Maybe it would have helped to have a better understanding of Latin American history, and had a map of the cemetery, but just strolling the grounds and looking at the variety of architectures employed on the memorials was a fascinating way to spend a few hours. Having that map would have made it easy to find Eva Perón's resting place,... More 

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chiang mai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Interesting and beautiful mausoleums. Well worth a visit and a stroll around. Will only take about an hour unless you want to see everything. Cultural difference of overground resting places is interesting to see. However I had allready been to the Cemeteria in Santiago Chile - so I got more of the culture-shock there and as it is stillan active... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most unexpectedly beautiful places in BA. The sheer size of the space, the variety of architectural styles and unique character of each mausoleum can be overwhelming. NOTE -- If you are specifically looking for Evita's resting place, make sure to pay attention to the map when entering the cemetery and reference Duarte, not Peron.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

i know is supposed to be one of place that you must visit, and taking on count that the entrance is free evidently you should take a walk in the cementery, the map is for sale it cost 20 pesos argentinos about 2 dollars, but definitely is not gonna change your world. is very quiet and some of teh crypts... More 

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